John Holmes

March 6th, 1923 to January 1st, 2008
John Holmes, Jr., 84, died January 1, 2008 in his home after a lengthy illness. He was born March 6, 1923 in Port Huron and was a lifelong resident. He married the former Beverley J. Gillies February 7, 1948 in St. Stephen Church Rectory. John served with the Navy during WW II. He was retired from Michigan Bell Telephone Co. where he had forty years of service. He enjoyed helping people. John is survived by his wife, Beverley of Port Huron; children, Christine (James) Allen of Port Huron, Teresa A. Holmes of Texas, Stephen R. Holmes of Port Huron, Marcia M. (Russel) Wixson of Avoca and William P. (Deborah) Holmes of Marysville; seven grandsons; two great grandchildren; brothers, Theodore of Ft. Gratiot and Walter (Margo) Holmes of Las Vegas and his sister, Pauline (Jack) Peacock of Port Huron. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Holmes, Sr. and brothers, Bernard, Andrew, Stanley and Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church. The Rev. Simeon T. Iber, pastor, will preside. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thursday in Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and at the church Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Memorials may be made to wishes of the family.

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