George Patrick's Story
The Family of George Patrick "Tim" Holden invites you to join us Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Holden Art Gallery, 128 N. Independence Street in Enid, OK, to share stories, visit and celebrate Tim's life.
Tim was born the oldest child of Patrick Miles Holden and Betty Jane Failing Holden in Enid, Oklahoma, on April 14, 1936.
He passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017, at his home in Colorado Springs, CO, at the age of 81.
Tim's grandfather was George E. Failing, who invented the first portable drilling rig, as well as numerous drilling bits still used today.
Tim spent his life's work in oil field sales, selling seismic equipment worldwide to geophysical contractors, oil companies and governments for GEFCO, Mitcham Industries, Inc., and GTH Enterprises.
He attended and graduated from Enid High School with the class of 1954, and during his high school years played football and baseball.
Following in his uncle's footsteps, Tim was also a great boxer, competing for Vance AFB and at the Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana, where he excelled.
After graduating from Enid High School, Tim attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa where he was quarterback of the football team. He also attended the University of Houston, studying business administration, management and marketing.
Tim served his country as a member of the 45th Artillery Division of the Oklahoma National Guard.
Tim is survived by his wife Joyce, of the home, daughter Kathy (Chuck) Hardcastle of Hockley, TX, son Pat (Michelle) Holden of Austin, TX, son Chris (Michelle) Holden of Rockvale, TN, son Derek (Angela) Holden of Sugarland, TX, brother H. T. (Edna Mae) Holden of Kremlin, OK, sister Katy (Warren) Rieger of Tulsa, OK, sister Myrlane (Ken) Mendenhall of Edmond, OK, stepdaughter Julie (Dave) Angle of Sugarland, TX, stepdaughter Laurie (Kevin) Stahle of Colorado Springs, CO, stepdaughter Molly (Tony) Krenz of Castle Rock, CO, aunt Patsy Holden of Enid, OK and uncle Kenneth (Janice) Stewart of Overland Park, KS, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins and wonderful friends.
Tim was outgoing and adventurous. He travelled the world by train, plane, automobile, RV and Harley Davidson. He will be missed.
Published on October 14, 2017