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Henry Holmes, Jr.

January 21, 2024 - 00:00
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The homegoing services honoring the life of Henry C. Holmes, Jr. 27, of Virgina, were Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the First Assembly of God Church in Kingfisher with Pastor Wendell Prim officiating. Burial followed in Morrison Cemetery in Lacey. Services were under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home, Enid. Henry was born March 31, 1996, to Henry and Crisella James Holmes in Enid and passed from this life Dec. 31, 2023, in Norfolk, Va.

He was raised in Kingfisher, graduating from Kingfisher High School with the class of 2014, where he played football, basketball, ran track and was a member of the FFA.

He was active in his church as a member of The Extreme and Radical Youth for Christ, serving on mission trips for the First Baptist Church and attended Falls Creek.

After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Navy.

Henry was stationed in Norfolk on the USS Gerald R. Ford as an aviation ordnanceman.

He was honorably discharged after six years of service to his country in 2020.

He then worked as an en-gineer machinist on nuclear submarines.

Henry was a dedicated father who loved being with his sons.

He is survived by his three sons, Ezekiel Holmes, Henry Clay Holmes III, and Luka Holmes, of Suffolk, Va.; his parents, Henry Sr. and Crisella Holmes of Kingfisher; He is also survived by his siblings, Vernon James of Portland, Ore.; Chelsey, Lexie, Mackenzie and Christopher Holmes and Savannah Johnston, all of Kingfisher; and Joshua Holmes of Oklahoma City; and his paternal grandmother, Julia Holmes of Dover.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Arthur Almanzar; his paternal grandfather Henry Lee Holmes; his maternal grandparents Floyd and Barbara James; and two aunts, Norma Valles and Barbara B. James.