Howard M. Holmes Jr., age 92, of Washington, passed away at 6:43 am Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Reflections Memory Care in Washington.
He was born October 29, 1927 in Kewanee, IL to Howard and Eva Ames Holmes Sr. He married Betty Stinson in Mt. Sterling, IL on October 10, 1952. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Dixie (Ron) Thomas of Florida, Shelley (Denny) Hartman of Washington; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Howard “Sonny” III; and two sisters, Juli and Janie.
Howard was WWII Veteran. He served his country with the Merchant Marines, Army and Air Force. After his service he was a truck driver for over 30 years with local companies retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Teamsters and enjoyed golfing at Hillcrest Golf Course in Washington.
Private services will be held. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.
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