Jackie “Jack” Bennett Holder of Mart, Texas passed away Sunday morning, November 3, 2019 in Waco, at the age of 83.
Visitation will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:00 -10:15 AM in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, 1215 E. Yeagua, Groesbeck, TX 76642. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 AM at the Kirk Cemetery.
Honorary Pallbearers are Bud Gillam, Paul Pogue, Lewis Breeland, David Reed and Darrell Robinson.
Jackie was born February 23, 1936, to Russell Holder and Lilla Taylor Holder in the Ben Hur community of Limestone County. He attended Ben Hur Elementary School, Mart Junior High and Mart High School where he met the love of his life, Mary Martha David. He went on to attend Texas A&M University and graduated in 1958 with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He married Mary Martha on June 6th, 1958, and they were married for 61 years.
Jackie worked for John Deere most of his career. They lived in Brownwood and El Paso but spent most of their John Deere years in Dallas.
Jackie was a life-long deacon and church leader at Northway Baptist Church, Dallas, Parkway Hills Baptist Church, Plano, and First Baptist Church, Mart. He retired to Mart in 1991. Jackie enjoyed working in the yard and always had an amazing garden. In his retirement years, he continued his education and received a certification as a Master Gardener. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his two basset hounds.
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Martha Holder of Mart; daughter and son-in-law, Jana Leigh and Bob Kincaid of Katy; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Debra Holder of Plano; grand-children, Chris Kincaid and wife, Kelley of Katy, Courtney Kincaid of Plano, Claire Motley and husband Josch of Dallas, and Anna Holder of Plano; and great grandson, Caleb Bennett Kincaid of Katy. Also, he is survived by his brother, Jimmie R. Holder of Bryan, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jackie’s generous heart and endearing smile will be forever missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make your charitable contributions to First Baptist Church of Mart, 601 East Texas Avenue, Mart, TX 76664.