Funeral services for Jerry Dale Holmes, 45, Chouteau, are 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30, at Stephens Memorial Chapel. Pastor Barry Chupp will officiate and burial will follow at Chouteau West Cemetery, Chouteau. Services are entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel.
Holmes was born Feb. 12, 1968, in Modesto, Calif. He lived there with his parents Jerry Dale and Ida Margaret Holmes and brothers Danny and Steven until moving to Chouteau in 1972. He attended Chouteau Mazie School from kindergarten until graduation in 1986. He attended vo-tech to study to be an electrician. After high school he worked for his father at Green Country Refuse. Most recently, he was working for Evans Electric.
Holmes enjoyed the outdoors, swimming, fishing and camping with his family. When he and his brothers were younger, they would go to Chouteau Creek fishing and roam the area known at the time as the powder plant to see what kind of mischief they could get into. He enjoyed old cars and motorcycles and picking a guitar. He was a collector and never threw anything away, saying he might need it someday. He had a loving heart and tried to help anyone as best he could. He was a farmer and rancher at heart. He had a few head of cattle, chickens, a horse and of course a dog. He tried to make a garden but when his chickens ate it up, he gave up on that. He attended church in Chouteau at New Beginnings and First Baptist Church.
Holmes is survived by his mother Ida Margaret Holmes of Chouteau; daughters Margaret Ellan of the home, Mackenzie of Hays, Kan., and Shelby Holmes of Claremore; brothers Danny and wife Rebecca of Chouteau, Terry and wife Lauren of Chouteau, Scott and wife Dana of Tyro, Kan.; sister Dawn and husband Mike of Wellston; uncles Jim Holmes and wife Sue of Mountain Home, Ark., Billy Holmes and wife Marina of Sportsman Acres, Ken Holmes of Chouteau; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Jerry Dale Holmes, Sr., brother Steven, maternal grandparents Truman and Gracie Brown of Ozark, Ark., paternal grandparents Bill J. Holmes, Chouteau, Dorothy Minshew of Mountain Home, Ark., all great-grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
To sign his “Memorial Book” visit www.stephensmemorialchapel.com.