David William Holden
July 25, 1966 – May 21, 2018
David William Holden, age 51, passed away on May 21, 2018. He was born in Willard, Utah in 1966 and graduated from Box Elder High School and Weber State University. He joined the Navy in 1984 and served in Operation Desert Storm. For several years after his discharge from the Navy, Dave served in the Naval Reserves.
A member of Tucker Masonic Lodge #42, Dave had a passion for serving his community. He also maintained a close relationship with the Stone Mountain Lodge and participated in many of their community outreach activities. He hoped to one day establish a non-profit to help build homes for veterans. Dave worked as Warehouse Manager for Milner, Inc., headquartered in Norcross. In addition, for the past 20 years, Dave also owned his own business, Holden Creations, Inc., a creative design company providing AUTOCAD drawings to the fitness equipment industry. Dave is survived by his son, Ian Brown, and grandsons, Nathen and Aiden, of Ogden, Utah; father, Jess Holden of Roy, Utah; sisters Stefanie Holtermann of Clarksville, Tennessee; Erica Neilson of Ogden, Utah; and Beth Chadwick, of Riverdale, Utah; his girlfriend, Beverly Herring; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Arlene Holden, from whom Dave learned his love for writing.
A memorial service to celebrate Dave’s life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2:00 at Floral Hills Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 1:00 – 2:00.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Dave’s name to Disabled American Veterans, Gwinnett County Chapter, P.O. Box 711, Snellville, GA 30078.
- Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, June 2, 2018
David William Holden
May 31, 2018
I was so sorry and surprised to hear of Dave's death. He was such a positive force here at Milner--always looking for ways to improve processes, and always supportive and with a great positive attitude. I will miss seeing him around the office. He also had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help. I hope he rests in peace and wish his family and loved ones the utmost in comfort and grace.
May 30, 2018
Dave and I shared a lot with one another. We were friends and co-workers. I'll never forget the Christmas party last year where we shared lots of stories and jokes. We all had a wonderful time. That's how I will remember Dave. The smile, the laughter, the fun. Dave will be missed but never forgotten. Millions of people never met Dave. But I did. I will forever be grateful to have had him as my friend. Rest in peace brother, til we meet again.