Friday, November 17, 1939 - Monday, May 2, 2022
Mr. Eddie Carl Holmes of Slocomb passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at his home. He was 82.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Brad Price and Eddie Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.
The family will receive friends at the church on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m. and continuing until service time.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church Cemetery fund, County Road 44, Hartford, AL, 36344 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in Mr. Holmes’s memory.
Mr. Holmes was born November 17, 1939 in Houston County to the late Marvin and Minnie Hooper Holmes. Eddie loved antique cars, anything outdoors, listening to gospel music, traveling, and spending time with his family. He retired from Ft. Rucker after 35 years. Mr. Holmes was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slocomb.
In addition to his parents, brother, Marvette Holmes; three sisters: Geraldine Sallas, Patsy Hooper, and Carlene Hughes, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Era Jo Holmes, Slocomb; daughter, Julie Davis (Phil), Slocomb; sons: Tommy Holmes (Kathy), Byron, GA, and John Holmes (Rachael), Chesapeake, VA; grandchildren: Hilary Taylor (James), Hal Davis (Rebekah), Nicholas Holmes, (Missy), Courtney Holmes, Kaylee Moreno (Mario), and Grace Holmes; great grandchildren: seven and one soon to arrive; sister, Betty Gunter, Dothan; brother-in-law, J.L. Hughes, Dothan, several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.