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In Memory of

Henry Ford Holton

August 20, 1925 - November 24, 2016

Obituary


Henry Ford Holton, age 91, passed quietly on November 24, 2016. He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A World War II Veteran, he served his country as a Radio Communicator for the United States Navy on the Destroyer Escort USS Stern. He and his wife, Majel Dove Holton, were married for 69 years and raised five children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. He moved his family to Orlando in 1965 from his home in North Carolina.



He was the son of John Ford Holton and Mary Earnhardt Holton of Croft, North Carolina....

Henry Ford Holton, age 91, passed quietly on November 24, 2016. He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A World War II Veteran, he served his country as a Radio Communicator for the United States Navy on the Destroyer Escort USS Stern. He and his wife, Majel Dove Holton, were married for 69 years and raised five children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. He moved his family to Orlando in 1965 from his home in North Carolina.



He was the son of John Ford Holton and Mary Earnhardt Holton of Croft, North Carolina. He had 7 sisters and 4 brothers, all whom had passed before him.



He retired in 1994 after a long career as a master mechanic working on large trucks and semi-tractor trailers.



Henry is survived by his wife, Majel Dove Holton and his children, Henry Eugene (Gene) Holton and wife Diane, Lyndall Holton Sullivan and husband Don Moe, Kenneth Daryl Holton and wife Diane, Jeffrey Alan Holton and wife Belinda. He was preceded in death by his daughter Janet Gardner Woolwine. He was Grandfather to 11 grandchildren and Great-grandfather to 12 great-grandchildren. His love for his family kept him going and he was always willing to help with any project that came along.



Services will be held at Baldwin Fairchild Ivanhoe, Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:30 PM. Visitation will be from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. He will be interred at Orlando Memorial Gardens, Apopka, Florida.