Mr. Charles Milton Holden, 88, died on the first day of spring, March 20, 2011, at Center Point Hospital, Independence, Missouri. 

Mr. Charles Milton Holden, 88, died on the first day of spring, March 20, 2011, at Center Point Hospital, Independence, Missouri.  

A memorial service will be held April 2, 2011, at 10:30 am. The service will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Blackwell Oklahoma.

Mr. Holden was born May 11, 1922, in Alton, Missouri, and was the son of the late Forest Holden and Edith Pendleton. He attended the schools of Blackwell, Oklahoma, and served in the 1st Armored Division of the US Army during WWII.

Charlie was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Holden

He is survived by 5 children; Pam Davis and her husband, Don, La Donna Bartlett and her husband, Loren, John Charles Holden and his wife, Julie, David Holden and his wife, Candy, and Jeff Holden and his wife, Lisa.  He also leaves 12 grand children and 11 great grand children.