Wallace Edward “Ed” Holden, 94, of Spartanburg, SC, died on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at Inverness at Spartanburg.
The husband of Quinelle S. “Quin” Holden of Spartanburg, he was a native of Brevard, NC, and was the son of the late Alton H. and Rebecca H. Holden. He resided in Lyman, SC during his youngest years and graduated from WLT High School (predecessor to Byrnes High School) in Lyman. He furthered his studies at Cecil’s Business College.
After working at Lyman Printing & Finishing for 10 years, he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Returning from military service, he began his 35+ year career with the U. S. Postal Service in Spartanburg, from where he retired in 1992. He then delivered automobile parts for CarQuest/Spartan Automotive until again retiring in 2006.
A longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder and on several church committees and actively participated in the Fellowship Class, the Men of the Church and the Chancel Choir. He also was a volunteer in the Soup Kitchen for many years after it was first established. A Mason since 1962, he received a 50-year membership certificate from Whitney Masonic Lodge #264 in 2012 and was an inactive member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Brian Holden of Spartanburg, and Scott Holden, and his wife, Rita, of Mill Spring, NC; a step-daughter, Cindy Skelton Mason Carter, and her husband, Alan, of Hilton Head Island, SC; two step-granddaughters, Kari Mason of Spartanburg, and Kesley Carter of Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren, Crystal Walker, Arron Osteen, Zachary Davidson, Sidney Davidson, Christopher Davidson and Dustin Holden, all of Spartanburg; several great-grandchildren; a sister-in-lawn Joni Shipp of Hendersonville, NC; and several nieces and nephews and their families. Ed was predeceased by two sisters, Bobbie J. Holden and Dorothy Pruitt; and a niece, Jean Quinn.
Visitation will be held 10:30-11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2023, at Second Presbyterian Church 438 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC, 29303. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m., conducted by the Reverend Ginger Shuler.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 438 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303 or to the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen, 136 S. Forest Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.
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