Howell Memorial Park Cemetery
Howell County,

Oct 29, 1914
Apr 12, 2011

Funeral services for Charles Edward Holmes, Sr., 96, West Plains, Missouri, formerly of Caulfield, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee, will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2011 in the Rose Chapel of the Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains, Missouri, with Reverend Marion Cornett officiating. Mr. Holmes passed away 7:35 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at his home. He was born October 29, 1914 at Dyersburg, Tennessee to James Albert and Emma C. Weatherford Holmes. He graduated from Caruthersville, Missouri high school in 1933 and then went to business college in Chillicothe, Missouri. Mr. Holmes enlisted in the United States Army July 15, 1942; Corporal Holmes was a clerk with the medical detachment and was stationed in Australia and New Guinea. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Upon returning to the United States, he was married on December 30, 1944 at Memphis, Tennessee to Doshie Mae (Kay) Killian. After his discharge in November of 1945, Mr. Holmes started work for Western Textile Product Company of St. Louis, in the Memphis office, where he worked until his retirement in 1977. While living in Memphis, he was a member of the Beverly Hills Baptist Church, where he was a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and was always involved with any activity that the Church had or his children were involved in. In 1978, he and his wife moved to Caulfield, Missouri to live close to his only brother, Russell Holmes and wife, Nancy. They became members of the First Baptist Church of Bakersfield, Missouri, where he continued to be a Deacon and served on many committees. In 2000, they moved to West Plains and joined the First Baptist Church of West Plains. Mr. Holmes was a lifetime member of the American Legion and played Legion baseball when he was younger. He will be best remembered for his unconditional love for his family and unfaltering faith in God. Mr. Holmes possessed a great measure of quality, often lacking in us today. He had a contentment with who he was and what he had. Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife, Kay Holmes, of the family home; daughter, Judy Wagner, husband, Forrest, West Plains; son, Charles (Chuck) Holmes, wife, Cherie, West Plains; grandchildren, John Holmes, West Plains, Bob Holmes, wife, Caty, West Plains, Heather Foster, husband, Jeff, Nolensville, Tennessee and Amren Fowler, husband, Tim, Berea, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Gavyn, West Plains and Maycekay, Berea, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. His parents,one brother, and one great-grandson, David Keenen Fowler, precede him in death. Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery immediately following the funeral service; Military Honors will be provided by the Missouri Military Funeral Honors Program and the Veterans Honor Guard of West Plains. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Heart Assocation and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. [ozarkareanetwork.com]

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