Harold Holmes

LAWRENCEVILLE, Illinois — Harold L. Holmes, age 81, native of Lawrenceville, passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Mount Carmel.

He was born on Jan. 13, 1940, in Lawrence County 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; two brothers, Edgar “Junior” Holmes and wife, Anne, of Lawrenceville, and Garold Holmes of Lawrenceville; 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 and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is in charge of the arrangements.

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