Charles Ellis Holmes, 98 of Biscoe, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born March 5, 1924, the son of Claude and Etta Taylor Holmes. Charles was a member of the First Baptist Church in Biscoe, a veteran of World War II where he earned a purple heart.
Charles loved being outdoors working in his garden or his yard and watching the Razorbacks.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lennie; son, Glynn Holmes and one grandson.
He is survived by seven children, Charlene Holmes of Carlisle, Edward (Bernice) Holmes of Hazen, Nancy (Danny) Holmes of Hazen, Leon Holmes (Susan) of Little Rock, Lynn
Holmes of Hazen, Jackie Holmes of Carlisle and Krisie Holmes of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Peggy Holmes of Hazen, and one niece, Valarie Holmes Underwood of Truman, Arkansas.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Westbrook Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 23, at the First Baptist Church in Biscoe. Burial will military honors will be in the Hazen Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Flo and Phil Hospice House at St. Bernards in Jonesboro.