JONESBOROUGH — James D. Holden, 84, of Jonesborough, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Thursday while at Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Holden was born on Oct. 15, 1934, to the late Fred and Gertie Loveless Holden. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Coolidge, Ralph and Bill Holden.

He was a general contractor and businessman most of his adult life.

James Delmer was of the Christian faith and loved the Lord.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years: Juanita Kirk Holden; two daughters: Cherrie Cloyd and Vicki Ward; three grandchildren: Melissa Cloyd, Nicholas (Robyn) Ward and Daniel Cloyd; one great-grandson: Oliver Ward; two brothers: John (Geri) Holden and Dave Holden; one sister: Lena Mae Lewis; two special nieces: Shirley Lewis Leonard and Angel Kirk Waddoups; and his two fur babies: Peanut and Oscar.

Graveside services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Monte Vista Burial Park with Pastor Mark Huffine, a family lifetime friend, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter, 3411 N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601; or Jonesborough United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 115, Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Condolences may be sent to the Holden family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.