In Loving Memory of

Michael Edward Holdridge

04/19/1955 - 07/13/2013


Michael Edward Holdridge, 58 of Gainesville died Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Shands @ UF.  Michael was born on April 19th, 1955 in Daytona Beach, FL to Howard and Alma Holdridge and has lived in Gainesville most of his life.

Michael worked for the Golden Flake chip company for many years and currently worked for Publix Supermarkets as an Aprons Clerk.  Michael was a loving and faithful husband for 40 years and a great dad, wonderful grandfather and loved his dog Bullet and his cat Lucifer.  He was an avid gun collector, enjoyed fishing and was considered a fantastic cook. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Holdridge, sister, Nancy Ellen Schmit, brother, Gary Miller Holdridge, and grandson, Dillon Michael Holdridge. 

Michael is survived by his wife Donna, mother, Alma Jean, a son Michael, daughter April (Jamie) and his sister Barbara Garman.

A graveside funeral service for Michael will be held on Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Forest Meadows Memorial Park East, 3700 NE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville, FL 32641 with a visitation starting one hour prior at 1:00pm.

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  1. Juanita Clark at · Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss,words can’t describe the feelings of loss your family is feeling right now,this is such a shock to all of us who knew Micheal and his family.I hope you find some comfort in knowing he is with the rest of his family that have left us way to soon.Love to all of you.

  2. Joanna Chesser at · Reply

    Thinking about yall . My prayers are with yall.

  3. Karen Holdridge at · Reply

    My family has lost another member. It was such a shock to everyone and my heart goes out to Mama Jean, Donna, Barbara and the entire Holdridge family. It is difficult to lose a son, brother, husband and father. To each of you my prayers are steady in hopes that you will heal. No doubt scars are always on the heart after such a great loss, but remembering the Spirit is forever, as is the love.

    May God Bless you in this time of great sadness. Much love from Tennessee. I wish you Peace.


  4. Annie Fuller at · Reply

    I started going to Archer Road Publix West about 4 years ago and it was when I first met Mike– he was such a kind and compassionate man– who was a great listener of so many who stopped by the White Apron Chef kiosk to sample his meal of the day. He and I chatted about many things: fishing, guns, dogs and he knew about my Doberman Sasha who was my heart. I went in to tell him of her passing (July 12) on Monday July 15 and it was when I learned that Mike also had passed away on July 13– I was in shock. He will be missed by so many at Publix– and as for me, I am very sad. I will miss you. God speed you, Mike. Fish in heaven and be in peace

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