He was born in Owen County on April 2, 1911 to Clarence and Mary Burton Holmes.
Mr. Holmes retired from P.R. Mallory in Greencastle in 1977, where he had been a machinist. He was a member and supporter of the Gosport Christian Church for many years.
Surivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bud Parrish of Gosport; two grandchildren, Mark Parrish and wife Barbara and Wendy Sparks and husband Rick of Gosport; two great-grandchildren, Michele and Ashlee and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Jones Holmes in 2004, a son David Holmes and a brother Howard Holmes.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the Gosport Christian Church. Rev. Norman Ward and Keenan Steinway will officiate. Burial will follow at Hudson Hill Cemetery in Owen County. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.westparrishpedigo.com