He is survived by his wife Betty Rose Holmes; two sons Greg Holmes and wife Freda of Hazen and Justin Homes and wife Amanda of Paris, Texas; grandchildren Caroline and James of Hazen, Emilee, Rachel, Emma and Anna of Paris, Texas; brothers Freddie Holmes and wife Bette of Little Rock, and Gayle Holmes and wife Annetta of Sherwood; sister Mattie Holmes Foster and husband Joe of Sherwood and several nieces and nephews.
Donnie was a graduate of Hazen High School, a retired farmer, a life long member of the Center Point Missionary Baptist church and served as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for several years. He served in the Arkansas National Guard, was a member of the Center Point Cemetery Committee, and member and past president of the Hazen School Board.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 2:00 P. M. at the Center Point Missionary Baptist Church north of Hazen. Burial will be in the Center Point Cemetery under the direction of Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Center Point Missionary Baptist Church.