March 12, 1936 – December 31, 2012
No funeral or memorial will be held for Fred Laverne Holmes, Sr., 76, of Heiskill, Tenn.
Holmes was born to Guy and Alics (Utter) Holmes on March 12, 1936. He spent his early years helping on his father’s farm northwest of Wheatland. After serving a short stint in the Navy on the Pacific Coast, he worked as a welder in Torrington. Later, he moved to Tennessee, where he worked as a tool and die caster for Lowes Home Center.
He is survived by his wife, Claudette (Disney); children Fred Holmes, Jr., Donna Mitteis, Suezan Holmes, Clinton Holmes and step-daughter Angela Holmes; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Barbara Holmes Purvis of Savannah, Ga. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Holmes asked to be cremated and placed in his favorite place, the foothills of the Rockies.