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Edgar Holmes, 94, Adair County, KY (1921-2015)

He was a highly honored symbol of patriotic service and sacrifice. He was a US Army Veteran serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 6097, a retired mechanic and he attended 3Trees Church and Heritage Hope Church of God. He was a native of Adair County, KY, and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of the late Alonzo and Florence Burton Holmes and the widower of Mary Kathryn Burris Holmes. He leaves seven direct living descendants.
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Edgar Holmes, 94, of Columbia, KY, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at his home. Funeral service will be Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10amCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Johnny Dunbar and Bro. Charles Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Mill Springs National Cemetery, 9044 W. Highway 80, Nancy, KY with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, June 25, 2015, at the funeral home.


Edgar Holmes, 94, Adair County, KY (1921-2015)


He was born Sunday, February 13, 1921, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Alonzo and Florence Burton Holmes. He died Monday, June 22, 2015, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 94 years, four months, and nine days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Kathryn Burris Holmes; his son, Edgar Holmes, Jr.; his son-in-law, Darrell Justin Baker; three brothers and two sisters, Carl, Herbert and J.C. Holmes, and Marie Vaughn and Lucille Roy. Edgar was a US Army Veteran serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post 6097, a retired mechanic and he attended 3Trees Church and Heritage Hope Church of God. Survivors include:
  • His daughter: Nancy Baker of Nancy, KY

  • One brother: Charles Holmes of Shepherdsville, KY

  • His daughter-in-law: Wanda Holmes Mauk of Columbia, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Angie Baker (Mike) Truett of Nancy, Beth Holmes of Columbia, Lance Eric Baker of Nancy, KY

  • Three great-grandchildren: Chandler Justin Truett, Paige Truett, and Sophia Baker

  • Several other relatives and friends also survive
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Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Edgar & Mary Katherine Holmes' at Prayer Rock



2015-06-24 - KY 61, Green County, KY, just across Adair County line - Photo by Beth Holmes . 'This photo is of my Grandpa Edgar Holmes and Grandma Mary Katherine Holmes. The photo was taken at their home in Greensburg, KY in the late 80's or the very start of the 90's.' - Beth Holmes
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Remembering Edgar Holmes: Heaven has gained truest of angels



2015-06-25 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Diana Long.
A true hero, warrior, and friend who was considered more like family. The memories are many and the times we shared together are priceless. The everyday phone calls and the everyday visits will be missed so much. The many stories you shared about your prayer rock, the times you spent as a mechanic ,the times you spent serving our country, the ordeals you went thru; the love for your wife the times she promised to wait for your return home from the service and the final wait is now over for you have joined her in Heaven; all these stories are forever embedded in my mind and heart.

Edgar never spoke a bad word of anyone. He was a pure treasure and touched many lives even those who never met him were touched by his stories and the talented gift of his handmade puzzles and crosses. What a cherished memory these fine pieces of wood are now. I am so thankful for the years that I have known him and the many many wonderful memories I have of time spent with him.

Rest in peace, Edgar. Heaven has gained the truest of Angels and you will soar high above all others. - Diana Long
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Remembering Edgar Holmes: Flag line honors WWII veteran



2015-06-26 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo ColumbiaMagazine.com staff photo.
A flag line was set up for WWII and Korean War Veteran Edgar Holmes (1921-2015) at Grissom-Martin Funeral, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY. The funeral service for Edgar Holmes is today, Friday, June 26, 2015, at 10amCT.

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