In loving memory of Claude Robert Holford who passed on April 30, 2019.
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A celebration of life for Claude will be on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Tx 76013.
Claude was born in Peoria, Illinois on May 26, 1942. He was the son of Gladys and Kenneth Holford.
He married Mary Deloris (Doe) Pattie on November 4, 1961. Claude was a proud member of the United States Air Force and served honorably between 1961 and 1966. After his service in the US Air Force he received his teaching degree from the University of Nebraska. Claude was a well respected teacher and Head basketball coach at Illini Bluffs School in Glasford, Illinois. Claude enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.
Claude is survived by 3 Children, Tracy Hordies (Mike) of Southlake, TX, Kathryn Curlee (Tim) of Keller, TX, and Patrick Holford (Tricia) of Peoria, IL.
Claude is also survived by a brother Kenneth Holford (MaryJo) of Washington, IL. Claude has 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. The last 9 years Claude resided in Texas surrounded by his family and large number of friends. Claude passed peacefully with his two daughters by his side.
Claude touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.