We received word today that Ronald Holder passed away on Thursday April 11, 2013, at his home in California.
Per Jennifer, his long-time companion, the cause of his death is unknown at this time, although he had been fighting several health issues for years and had been diagnosed with cancer earlier in the week.
Jennifer is trying to arrange a funeral and burial back here in Memphis, in keeping with Ron’s wishes.
Further details will be posted here as they become available.
Ronald Holder was a Past Master of Leila Scott Lodge, Past Commander of St. Elmo Commandery of Knights Templar, Past High Priest of Penn Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Past Illustrious Master of Eureka Council of Cryptic Masons, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and an Odd Fellow. He was a Charter Member of the Memphis Knights of St. Andrew, and served as its Chaplain for a few years.
Ron Holder – August 2009
He was a member of Zaman Grotto and of Faith Court of the Order of the Amaranth, and may have been active in other Masonic bodies, as well.
He was a dear friend to me and helped me to get into the Scottish Rite and the Grotto. His absence from Memphis has been felt since he & Jennifer moved to California years ago for his health.
He will be deeply missed.