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Charles Henry Holderness Jr.

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 11:30 a.m. CST

Charles Henry Holderness Jr., 77, of Independence, Mo., passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at his residence.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Newton Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the chapel. Donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.

Charles was born June 3, 1936, in Newton, Iowa, to Charles Henry and Ethel Matilda (Hauersperger) Holderness Sr.  He worked as a technician for Western Electric, AT&T and later Lucent Technologies for 35 years until he retired in 1996. He enjoyed restoring slot machines and other arcade games, collecting refreshment signs, tins and lights and most of all spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He also enjoyed going to live plays, movies and was a KC Chiefs fan.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Marsha of the home; his children, Todd Holderness and wife Gretchen of Mullica Hill, N.J., Robin Duncan and husband Troy of Grain Valley, Mo., and Kim Ziesmer and husband Mark of Ankeny, Iowa; and seven grandchildren, Ashton, Olivia, Ella (Todd), Raegan, Delaney (Robin), Zoe and Ava (Kim).

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com.

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