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Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home

306 East Polk Street, Burnet, TX

OBITUARY

Russell Holmes Sr.

July 26, 1944May 20, 2019
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Russell Earl Holmes, a Vietnam veteran, passed away May 20, 2019 at the age of 74. He was born July 26, 1944 in Brownfield, Texas to Floyd “Buddy” Jackson and Verna L. Cargill, and was later adopted by CW “Rip” Holmes.

After being transferred from Andrews, Russell and Twanna, his wife of 41 years, fell in love with the Texas hill country and lived happily here for 45 years. He loved summers at the lake, fishing, swimming and hunting in the fall. He loved sitting on the porch watching deer with Twanna. Russell proudly gave 38 years to the local phone company before retiring in 2006.

Russell loved building and creating in his shop. A huge fan of Texas A&M sports, countless weekends were spent with his family watching football and passing around a bottle of Bird Dog Whiskey. He was proud of his son, Russell for his years of service in the military as well as his almost 20 years of service at PEC. He was very proud of his daughter Amy for graduating college and had a special love for his grandchildren Owen, Corbin, Kya and Connor.

Russell was a devoted husband, father, brother, friend and grandfather. He is survived by his son, Russell E. Holmes Jr. his “wife” Heidi, daughter Amy Footit and her husband Michael; his brother Rodney Holmes and his wife Donna, Sister Patricia Reece and husband Garland; and also his half-ass brother Ross Mason. Visitation will be held at Clements Wilcox Funeral Home from 5-7pm on Wednesday May 22nd. Graveside services will be held at 10am on Thursday May 23rd at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park near Burnet with Rodney McGee officiating. Those named as honorary pallbearers were Ted Biggs, Ken Armstrong, George Hernandez, Rex Lastly, Bill Culler, Richard Linnabery, and Cody Cockroft, Don Burrell. Condolences to the family may be offered to www.clementswilcoxburnet.com. Arrangements entrusted to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home Burnet, Texas

  • FAMILY

  • Russell E. Holmes Jr., Son
  • Amy Footit, Daughter
  • Rodney Holmes, Brother
  • Patricia Reese, Sister
  • Ross Mason, Half Brother
  • Russell is also survived by his grandchildren Owen, Corbin, Kya and Connor.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ted Biggs, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ken Armstrong, Honorary Pallbearer
  • George Hernandez, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rex Lastly, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bill Culler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Linnabery, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cody Cockroft, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Don Burrell, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 23, 2019

Memories

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Amy Footit

May 24, 2019

He was the best dad anyone could ever have he taught me so much he thought Michael and I how to love unconditionally he also taught Owen so many things.I go to his grave at this time and see my mom and dad lying there and I think wow they are in heaven together dancing fishing having a margarita and they’re talking about Owen. I was so blessed to have the best parents and now I’m blessed to have the most wonderful son that encompasses both of them. I love you forever and after to the moon and stars and back. Love Amy D.

Tracy Cooksey

May 23, 2019

A great man!! Going to miss him so much!!! Love you Pops!!

heidi Scott

May 21, 2019

heidi Scott

May 21, 2019

Heidi Scott

May 21, 2019

Donna & Ronnie Helms

May 21, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Russell Holmes. We were sorry to learn of Russell's passing..

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Biography

      Russell Holmes Sr. was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Russell will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

      Simply stated, Russell was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Russell leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Russell Holmes Sr.