HOLMES, John L., 87 of Follansbee, WV, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH.
John was born on December 27, 1925 in Louise, WV. He was the son of the late John and Lenora (Levitt) Holmes.
John retired in 1986 from Koppers working as maintenance for 38 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II. John is a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Follansbee, WV and the Brooke County Sportsmen's Club.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Ann (Thomas) Holmes, a brother, Ted Holmes and a sister, Lyda Gay Sebeck.
John is survived by two sons, Dr. John J. (Marlene) Holmes of Columbia, MD and William T. (Kathleen) Holmes of Fairmont, WV, a grandson, John Thomas "JT" Holmes of Newark, Delware, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. at the James Funeral Home, 1245 Main Street, Follansbee, WV (304) 527-1717.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1017 Jefferson Street, Follansbee, WV with Msgr. Paul Hudock, celebrating.
Interment will follow at St. John Cemetery, Colliers, WV with Military Honors by the United State Army and the Ohio Valley Veterans Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John's name to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1017 Jefferson Street, Follansbee, WV 26037.
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