Harold L. Holmes, age 81, native of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Monday, February 01, 2021 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. He was born on January 13, 1940 in Lawrence County, Illinois, the son of William Edgar and Mary Theodore (Young) Holmes. He married Karen Hovermale on April 21, 1962, and she survives.
Harold worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Zion United Methodist Church. His hobbies included hunting, river fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, seven brothers, and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Karen; three children, Douglas Holmes and wife, Lori of Lakeland, Florida, Theresa Mair and significant other, Scott Denuyl of Evansville, Indiana, and Greg Holmes and wife, Glenda of Albion, Illinois; two brothers, Edgar ‘Junior’ Holmes and wife, Anne of Lawrenceville, Illinois and Garold Holmes of Lawrenceville, Illinois; six grandchildren, Ryan Holmes, Aaron Holmes, Logan Holmes, Kristen Cheadle, Adam Mair, and Tyler Mair; and eight great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be conducted, with cremation to follow. A public celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.
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