Homer “Hap” L. Holden of rural Fairland died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at his home. He was 75.

Mr. Holden was born Dec. 6, 1932, in Byron to Harry and Corda (Flowers) Holden. He moved to Fairland in 1995, coming from Wichita, Kan.

He was a veteran of the Navy and then the Marines.

He worked as a carpenter with Hazard Construction in California and then as a spares planner with Boeing Aircraft in Wichita. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fairland, the Fairland American Legion and the Fairland Senior Citizens.

He married Mary Iverson on June 7, 1984, in Las Vegas, Nev. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include two sons, Robert Holden of Saugus, Calif., and Steven Holden of Chula Vista, Calif.; two stepsons, Steven Young of Ocala, Fla., and Michael Young of Camdenton, Mo.; one stepdaughter, Darlene Castellana of Olivenhain, Calif.; one brother, Bill Holden of Argonia, Kan.; four sisters, Harriet Blakely of Oklahoma City, Rowena Watkins of Springfield, Mo., and Thelma Brumley and Ruby Rogers, both of Wichita, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Fairland. The Rev. Carole Minter will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Fairland.