Dwayne Holden, whose ownership of Springfield-based Custom Metalcraft led to supporting numerous Ozarks children’s charities, passed away Sunday.
Holden’s company was a lead sponsor the past six years of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. The tournament has long benefited 49 Ozarks children’s charities, and this past year alone gifted $951,906. Holden also was helpful to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
In the PCCC alone, Custom Metalcraft was a sponsor, along with Ridewell Suspensions, of The ULTIMATE, which featured an annual giveaway of a Corvette Stingray. Additionally, Holden founded the Harvest Moon Festival presented by SGC Foodservice, a late-September food-and-wine event traditionally held on the driving range of Highland Springs Country Club. A member of Highland Springs, he also sponsored a skybox near the 18th fairway.
“The tournament joins with his wife, Beth, and their family on mourning his passing,” Tournament Director Jerald Andrews said. “Dwayne became a dear friend of the tournament and was a real leader of the tournament, too. He will be missed by all of us. His support over the years truly helped the tournament continue to grow.”
Visitation is at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Venues Church on Battlefield Road. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday at The Venues, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Springs Country Club. Burial is at 11 a.m. Friday in Mountain View at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Dwayne’s obituary can be found on the Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home website.