Carol Dean Holden
Rev. Carol Dean Holden proclaimed the last sermon of his life on his favorite day of the week Sunday, February 23, 2020. He was surrounded by his family.
Carol was born April 2, 1937, to Delmer and Ethel Holden in Miami, OK. Carol loved people and fishing, but his main goal and passion was to make sure everyone he talked to knew Jesus. With his wife by his side, he pastored many churches including Hart Baptist Church in Hart, MO, Southeast Baptist Church in Commerce, OK, First Baptist Church of Thornton in Denver, CO, Liberty Baptist Church in Miami, OK, for 30 years and First Baptist Church in Afton, OK. He also was a traveling Evangelist and preached on TV.
Carol is survived by the love of his life and best friend of 64 years, Bertha Holden; his children Denise Ober, of Grove, OK, Kemy Dawn Holden, of Grove, OK, Tony and Tina Holden, of Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Shawna Brewster, Brent Ober, Alecia Holden, Kambree and John Farley and Bryce Holden; great-grandchildren, Gage Pace, Holden Pace, Zephyr Enochs and Corvyn Ober; one brother, Kenneth Holden; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Grove, OK, Rev. Jim Pasley will officiate. Graveside services and interment will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. Brent Ober, Bryce Holden, Gage Pace, Holden Pace, John Farley and Jim Davidson will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the Northwest Baptist Church in Miami, OK.
Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at
"Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice." John 16:22
Published on February 25, 2020


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