OBITUARY

Henry Wilbur Holdridge

March 23, 1935December 3, 2018

Henry “Wilbur” Holdridge, was called home on December 3rd after 83 years of a life well lived. He was born in Daytona Beach and moved to Flagler County in 1956, and made it his home. He was the patriarch to his family whom he led with strength, wisdom, and compassion, but most importantly, by example. He was the devoted husband to June, his wife of 64 years, and “Daddy” to his daughters Debbi (Jim) Nichols and Darlene (Jim) Galvin. He was “Big brother” to his sister Geraldine Fisher, and “Uncle Wilbur” to many nieces and nephews. He was “Grandpa” to Melinda (Ian) Hannah, Stacey (Dan) DeCamp, Kandace Galvin, Kenny (Norah) Galvin, and Jamey Galvin, and he was “Papa” to his great and great-great grandchildren: Alex, Hunter, Chris, Skylar, Macy, Capp, Caleb, Ryder, Bella, Kyson, Paisley, and Brantley. He was a member and Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Bunnell for over 50 years, which he considered his second home. He served as a Wildlife Officer for 30 years before retiring from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. He was an avid sportsmen and outdoorsmen, a passion he shared with many lifelong hunting buddies, whom were also part of his extended family. He was one of the few remaining original Florida Crackers and was a cowboy at heart. He spent many of his retirement years as a house parent at a boys’ ranch in New Mexico. Above all, he was a man of God whom lead his life in the fruit of the spirit and is now surely enjoying eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. The family will be receiving visitors on Thursday, December 6th from 9:30am to 11:00am at the First Baptist Church of Bunnell, 2301 Commerce Parkway. Funeral services will begin at 11:00am, followed by internment at Espanola Cemetery. Memorial Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Bunnell Building Fund.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 6, 2018
REMEMBERING

Henry Wilbur Holdridge

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Suzie Peterson

December 5, 2018

The Holdridge family were one of our neighbors living on Espanola Road. Always kind, and certainly there if needed. I send heartfelt hugs and empathy to all of the loved ones of Mr. Holdridge. He was certainly a friend, neighbor, husband and father to be proud of.

Mike & Karen Robinson

December 4, 2018

Mike and I have been blessed to call Wilbur our lifelong friend. To me, I called him Uncle Wilbur because that's how I saw him. He loved on all of his daughters' friends as if we were his own. I will miss his hugs each time we met. He will be deeply missed, but we are so thankful that we'll be reunited with one another one day. I'll be looking for my hug when I get to heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY