Howard Leon Holder Sr.
January 5, 1927 - July 28, 2021
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Kilpatrick Funeral Homes - Ruston
209 North Bonner
Ruston, LA 71270
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Howard Leon Holder, Sr.,  94, passed away Wednesday, July 28, 2021 in Ruston, Louisiana. Howard was born January 5, 1927 to Robert Green Holder and Bobbie Estelle Barnett, the oldest of three children.  He attended Dubach High School and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1947 with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.  Howard served…

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Randy Roberson left a message on August 10, 2021:
I surely hated to hear of Mr. Howard's passing. Although we shared a hometown in Dubach, Louisiana, and worked for the same company for a while as fate would have it, I met him very late in his long life, because I was wearing a jacket with El Paso on it when he saw me in McDonald's one morning. I was able to spend a good amount of time with him, mostly listening to his amazing stories of his life in the pipeline industry and will always treasure the short time I was able to know him. My sincere condolences to this fine man's family.
Linda Camacho left a message on August 1, 2021:
Mr. Holder was one of my bosses when I worked at El Paso Natural Gas Company. It was a pleasure to work for such a kind, patient man. I used to tell him he looked like Hugh Downs. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed.
Jerry Richardson left a message on July 31, 2021:
We were neighbors of Howard. Ernie Sipes lived between us. Howard was one of the funniest men I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. There was a little boy named Josh that used to stay at the Holders during the summer. Josh was a very active little guy with a very colorful vocabulary. Good material for the US Navy. There were several little girls in the neighborhood and Josh made it his job to tease them all summer. Once in a while the girls would get the best of Josh. I think there were 4 girls and Josh. When they’d get the best of him you’d hear the sailor . I would occasionally see Howard working in his yard and I’d walk over to say hello. Upon seeing me coming Howard would ask, oh no, what’s he done now? Often wondered what Josh grew up to be. He was a good kid, just too many women to deal with in those four girls. Rest In Peace, Howard. Respectfully, Jerry Richardson Family
Tom Morgan left a message on July 29, 2021:
I really enjoyed working for Howard for the nine years I was in El Paso and counted on his advise and help through the years. He was always helpful and a great reference. I know he will be missed by all.
Tom Morgan left a message on July 29, 2021:
I really enjoyed working for Howard for the nine years I was in El Paso and counted on his advise and help through the years. He was always helpful and a great reference. I know he will be missed by all.
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Paul Milios left a message on July 29, 2021:
I enjoyed working in Howard's Process Engineering group for a number of years in the late 70's - early 80's. Please accept my condolences, he was a fine man.
Keith Didion left a message on July 29, 2021:
His children and grand children are an example of the AMAZING legacy he has left behind.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
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