PRATT — Kenneth Maynard Holder, 87, of Pratt, Kansas passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
He leaves his wife of 67 years, Donna (Watson) Holder, his son, Mitch Holder and his wife, Coni, his son, Mark Holder, his daughter, Darci (Holder) Barker and her husband, Rick, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and many close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Alice Holder, his brother, Lewis Holder, and his sisters, Lucille, Janice, Cleta, and Wilma.
Kenneth was born on a farm in Sawyer Kansas on April 26, 1930. He graduated from Pratt High School in 1948. On August 5, 1950, he married Donna at the First United Methodist Church in Pratt. He was drafted in 1951 and served in the Korean War. After returning, he and Donna started Suburban Service in Pratt, which provided a variety of services over the years, from repairing electronics and appliances, to building irrigation systems, to providing oilfield services.
When Kenneth had the opportunity to relax, he greatly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, attending sporting events, riding horses, hunting with his hunting dogs, camping in Colorado, boating, woodworking, and playing dominos.
Upon retiring, Kenneth and Donna bought a house on Emerald Beach at Table Rock Lake in Missouri, where they lived 7 months out of the year, which were the best years of his life. He loved driving his golf cart down to the dock and taking out his boat to go fishing with his family and friends. Kenneth and Donna have greatly enjoyed the fellowship they shared at the All Faith Methodist Church in Eagle Rock, MO.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Rd., Pratt, KS 67124.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the All Faith Methodist Church in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.larrisonmortuary.com.