C.S. Holder Jr., Sussex County retiree

November 18, 2022

C.S. Holder Jr., 70, of Roxana, passed Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 4, 1952, and raised in Roxana, son of the late C.S. Holder Sr. and Brenda (Lynch) Holder.

C.S graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va. C.S (Butch) took great pride in protecting and maintaining his family's century farm. He loved his farm and passed on that same enthusiasm to his grandson, Cash.

C.S. raised chickens for some time, and then ventured into the next role, working for Sussex County as a tax assessor/building inspector. He spent 40 years with them and retired, ready to enjoy life with his wife, Wendy, and family.

C.S. enjoyed spending his newfound free time going to concerts with his wife and close friends, riding his four-wheeler with his grandson, taking jeep rides with his son and grandson into Ocean City, fishing at the pond, and target practice. No doubt he loved the outdoors and his family.

C.S. was a friend of Bill’s and was proud of his many years of sobriety. C.S. was a mason at Doric Lodge in Millville, where he was honored to serve with his lodge brothers. 

He is survived by his wife, Wendy S. Holder; his son, C.S. Holder III and wife Shannon; grandson, C.S. Holder IV (Cash); daughter, Priscilla Abruzzo, granddaughters, Zoe Weistling and Giabella Abruzzo; and faithful companion, his dog Gunner.

Friends and family are invited to attend the public viewing at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, at Melson Funeral Services, 43 Thatcher St., Frankford, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be held at Roxana Cemetery. 

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