Everett E. Holmes, 82, of Fredericktown, formerly of Marshall, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Oct. 28, 1929, in Bunker, he was the son of the late Noah Levi Holmes and Lora Barton Holmes Maxwell. On Dec. 31, 1953, he married Aline W. Stephens who preceded him in death on April 18, 1990. On July 20, 2004, he married Vera Bray Stephens who survives of the home. He lived in Marshall most of his life, moving to Fredericktown in 1996, and retired from the Marshall Habilitation Center where he was an auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and earned two Purple Hearts and various other medals. He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, James Holmes of Blue Springs; three daughters, Rhonda Myers and Judith White, both of Marshall, and Laura (June) Harris of Slater; three stepsons, Rick Brummer and Scott Stephens, both of Fredericktown, and Larry Stephens of Moberly; two stepdaughters, Virginia Rice of Fredericktown and Missy Stokes of Park Hill; 11 grandchildren; 19 stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 29 stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Delores (Tootie) Riley of St. Louis and Beulah Miller of Ironton; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one daugher, Cinthia Bernardon; three sisters, Jennie Humm, Edna McCabe and Victoria Tennill; one brother, Charles Holmes; 2 grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.