Joseph "Dad" Franklin Holmes, of Edmond, Okla., left us to be with the Lord, Nov. 27, 2017. He was the son of Paul Newton Holmes and Juanita (Clark) Holmes from Mayfield, Kent. Joe was born Nov. 3, 1942.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Theressa (Ellerd) Holmes; two sons J. Christopher Holmes, wife Alona and D. Greg Holmes, wife Zoraida; as well as his four grandchildren Danielle (Pratt), Alexis, Loren and Cami; great-grandchild Lucille (Pratt); his siblings Ruth Manning, Julie Cunningham, and Paul D. Holmes; daughter-in-law Trina Holmes. Joe was preceded in death by son Mitch "James" Holmes.
Joseph and family resided in Durant Okla. before moving to Edmond to be close to their grandchildren.
Joe retired as the CEO of Ground Works Inc., and was an avid golfer. Loved by many, and known for his jovial attitude and humor, his family always came first.
Viewing will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Seward Road Baptist Church, 4801 W. Seward Rd., Guthrie OK 73044 with church service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Rex Haymaker officiating. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
For funeral inquiries contact Crawford Funeral Home, to share a memory or condolence, visit (http://www.crawfordfuneral-service.com/obituaries/Joseph-Holmes-8/).
Flower orders may be made at Kickingbird Florist (405) 348-6866; in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seward Road Baptist Church in memory of Joseph Holmes.
Published on December 4, 2017