Franklin E. Holt, 86, of Linden, IN passed away at Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette 3:25 AM Wednesday November 10, 2021. He was born in Adair County, KY February 27, 1935, the son of the late Gilbert and Anna (Rice) Holt and was a graduate of Garden Grove High School in Garden Grove, CA and received additional schooling in Los Angeles, CA. Franklin married Doris G. Ritchie at the Linden United Methodist Church in Linden, IN February 16, 1958, and she survives. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator, and was a 50 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 103 in Indianapolis. Franklin was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church, New Richmond Masonic Lodge #604, Royal Arch Masons and American Legion Post 72 in Crawfordsville. He enjoyed camping, playing golf and wintering in Florida. Surviving with his wife is a son, Arnold Scott Holt of Linden; a brother, Wesley Holt (Priscilla) of Parkersburg, IN; a sister Doris Hundt of Santa Fe, TX; and three grandsons, Daniel, Jason and Caleb. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Carl Holt and a sister, Mary Rose Beaver. Friends may call at the Linden United Methodist Church in Linden, IN, Thursday Nov. 18 from 9:30 AM until New Richmond Masonic Lodge # 604 services at 10:45 AM followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM, Pastor Clint Fink officiating. Interment will be held following the funeral in New Richmond Cemetery. Those desiring may make memorials to the Linden United Methodist Church. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, Linden is honored to serve the Holt family.