Danny Wayne Holden

March 22, 1949 - September 26, 2019
Danny Wayne Holden

Danny Wayne Holden, age 70, of Wilmington, North Carolina, passed away peacefully to the arms of Jesus at his home, after a prolonged illness on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents Charles and Mildred Gosnell, his paternal grandparents Clarence and Lula Holden, and his parents Clarence Holden Jr. and Irene Gosnell Holden.

Danny was born in Wilmington on March 22, 1949. He graduated from New Hanover High School (class of 1967) and the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In 1967, he enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served honorably for six years in the Infantry. Danny also had an extremely successful career with General Electric, where he had recently retired after 44 years.

Those who knew Danny well, will remember he had several passions- his love for the Lord, music, and the UNC Tarheels. Danny was a faithful Christian who volunteered in a variety of positions at Global River Church, to include the Drama Coordinator, Sunday School teacher, the House of Mercy, the Men’s Fellowship group, and playing guitar on the Worship team.

As a young man, Danny was in the band, “The Time Cycle,” a 60’s music cover band. Of equal importance to him, were the UNC Tarheels, of whom he was an avid collector of their memorabilia. Danny’s heart was always in Carolina Beach, where he enjoyed spending time with his wife Jo.

Danny is survived by Jo, his brother Michael Holden, sister Deborah Carty, his four step-daughters Sarah, Emily, Kellie, and Katie, and five grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 12, at 11:00 am, at the Global River Church located at 4702 S College Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Global River Church.

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  • September 27, 2019
    Leslie Martin says:
    I worked with Danny for a number of years and was very sad to hear this news. We extend our sincerest condolences to Danny's family and friends. Leslie Martin on behalf of Tri-State Motor Transit Company, Joplin, Missour

  • September 28, 2019
    Thurston and Becky Davis says:
    Our heartfelt conferences on the loss of Danny. We have many wonderful me.ories of Danny from our GE days.

  • September 28, 2019
    Linda Fredrickson Anthony says:
    I worked with Danny in GE's Shipping & Traffic for years. So sorry to hear of his passing. I will keep the family in my thoughts & prayers at this time of loss.

  • September 28, 2019
    paul e hann says:
    great guy also upbeat we who knew him had all the respect for him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIP FRIEND PEH

  • September 29, 2019
    Ronald Dail says:
    Danny and I met while working at GE in the early 70"s. We knew each other both on the job and socially. He was a honest, reliable and trustworthy person. You could always rely on Danny in any situation. I am sorry for the families loss, I am sure you and all his friends will miss him greatly. RIP