Vell Darden Holt

March 17, 1931 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 90)


On Saturday, December 11, 2021, Darden Holt, loving husband and father of 3 children, passed away at the age of 90. Darden was born on March 17, 1931 in Nashville, TN to Vell Holt, Jr and Christian Benzenhafer. He received a degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Darden worked for Union Carbide in Niagara Falls, NY until his retirement. He travels all over the United States with his work. Enjoying life as a small plane pilot, fishing, skying, boating, camping, and swimming.
Darden became born again at a Billy Graham crusade. He was involved in his local church, Gideon's, Koinonia, Kairos Prison Ministry, and Billy Graham crusades. The Holt's went on two mission trip to Egypt and Russia.
Darden was preceded  in death by Wife: Agnes Fay Holt, Father: Vell Holt Jr, Mother: Christine Benzenhafer, and Sister: Eleanor Rawlings.
Darden is survived by: Children: Ray Schulze, Morgan Heldt, and Linda Robertson (Greg). Grandchildren: Bethany Kennell (Joshua), Nathan Schulze, Nathanael Robertson (Kate), Joephes Schulze (Marilyn), Abigail Ammari (Farah), and Annelle Schulze. Great Grandchildren: Elijah, Emet, Isaac, Elisabeth, and Asher.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 3 pm, at St. Pauls' Lutheran Cemetery.
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Memorials may be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Yorktown, TX and First Baptist Church, Yorktown, TX
Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, Texas 361-564-2900

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Graveside Service
December 21, 2021

3:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery

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