OBITUARY

Holt Darden, Jr.

July 5, 1927February 21, 2021

Holt Darden, Jr., 93, of Columbus, Georgia died on February 21, 2021 at Magnolia Manor in Columbus, Georgia.

A graveside service will held on Tuesday February 23, 2021 at 3:00PM in Parkhill Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Buddy Cooper will be officiating.

Holt was born on July 5, 1927 in Columbus, Georgia to the late Holt Darden and Thelma Irene Layfield Darden. He grew up in Blakely County, Georgia and attended Blakely County Schools graduating from Blakely County High School. After High School he joined the US Navy and faithfully served his country from 1945-1947. He attended the University of Georgia and was in the Kappa Alpha fraternity. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Holt also attended Southern Technical Institute for one year in 1949. He moved to Columbus, Georgia in 1947. While living in Columbus he held several jobs to include working at Tom Houston Peanut Company from 1950 until 1954; Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia from 1954 until 1970; self-employed from 1970 until 1982; and working his last job before retiring at Total Systems Services from 1982 until 1990.

He is survived by his cousins, Allen W. (Chris) Layfield of Columbus, Georgia and Lindsay (Samuel) Layfield Marsengill also of Columbus, Georgia.

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