Joe Allen Holmes, a longtime Crawford resident, passed away Friday afternoon January 8, 2021, at the age of 86. A memorial visitation will be 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Friday January 15, 2021, at First United Methodist Church of Crawford. The memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. in the sanctuary with Rev. Robyn Young and Rev. Pat Cummings officiating.
Joe was born August 1, 1934, at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas, the son of the late Everett Louis and Alma Frances (Bost) Holmes and attended Crawford Schools. On July 24, 1959, he married Louise Halford in Waco. For thirty-five years, he was employed by Central Freight Lines as a truck driver. For several years, Joe served his country in the United States Army.
For sixty-three years, Joe was a member of the Crawford Masonic Lodge. He was a district deputy in 1989 and was a Scottish Rite member and a member of the Shrine as well as the Tranquility Lodge.
Joe has been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crawford for sixty –three years.
Preceding Joe in death were his parents, seven brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife Louise of sixty-one years; son Dub Holmes and wife Donna, daughter Kim Hilton and husband Jim, son Greg Holmes and wife Sara, daughter Sandy Hickey and husband Marvin; a brother, Jimmy Holmes and wife Lorraine; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren..
Honorary pallbearers will be his six grandsons; Coty, Corey, Cyle, Jeffrey, Clayte and Colt.
The family of Joe Holmes extends their sincere love and appreciation to the citizens of Crawford for all their care and support through the years.
For those desiring, the family has suggested First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 209, Crawford, Texas 76638 or the Crawford Masonic Lodge P.O. Box 125, Crawford, Texas 76638, for memorial contributions.
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