Nicholas James Holden

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It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Nicholas “Nick” James Holden, 87, of Waco, who passed at home, peacefully in his sleep Friday, January 20,  2023.

Visitation: 2 ~ 3PM Saturday, January 28 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel

Catholic Funeral Service: 3PM Saturday, January 28 at Lake Shore Funeral Home with military honors

Nicholas James Holden (Nick) born January 28, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana where he grew up, the second child of Buster and Joan (Miller) Holden. Nicholas joined the Air Force, while stationed in England, he met and married Ann Eunice (Long) in 1956. They lived in England for many years before moving to Indianapolis, Indiana and various other states finally landing in Waco, Texas in 1967.

Nicholas and Ann had six children; Nicholas James Holden Jr., Gary Lee Holden, Gregory William Holden, Colleen Michelle Holden, Jeffery Scott Holden, and Danny Lee Holden.

Entrepreneurial in nature Nicholas was very involved in many industries as he was a brick mason, commercial and private pilot, and was considered very knowledgeable in the nano-tech industry as a manufacturer of custom carbon molecules or fullerenes.

Nicholas was preceded in death by his parents, Buster Arthur Holden and Joan (Miller) Holden; sons, Nicholas James Holden Jr. and Jeffrey Scott Holden; grandson, David Lee Holden; brothers, Anthony “Tony” Oscar Holden, and Michael Patrick Holden (USN).

Nicholas is survived by his wife, Ann Eunice Holden; sisters, Nancy, Beverly, Linda, Bridget, and, Marysue; sons, Gary Lee Holden, Gregory William Holden, Danny Lee Holden; and daughter, Colleen Michelle Holden; grandchildren, Christopher James Holden, Stephen Allen Holden, Danny Holden Jr., Brian Gregory Holden, Patrick Holden, Skyla Rose Holden, and Nichole Rene Holden and many great-grandchildren.

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. jhantel Crocker

    I’m truly sorry for the loss of this Matriarch in the family to leave us behind. Smiley, we have lots of memories of you. It is not easy but we will see you again in eternity. Like Granny said “Keep them on their toes.” Until we meet again, my condolences to the family and those who are sadden by your passing.

  2. So sorry for your loss. God Bless🙏✝️💜

  3. My condolence to the family. It is never easy saying bye to a loved one; just know that we will all meet in Heaven one day. Peace in God.

  4. My condolences to all that cherished him. I have only a few early memories of time spent in TX with Uncle Nick. He was eager to show us kids how to make fools gold and other science experiments.

  5. Deepest condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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