Jerry Keith Holmes, 60, of Odon, Indiana, formerly of Burns City, passed away with family by his side, on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Jasper. He was born on May 29, 1960 in Washington, Indiana to Don Edwin and Evelyn Jo (Garrett) Holmes. Jerry married his loving wife, Sherrie (Merritt) Holmes on April 12, 2008.
Jerry was a US Navy Veteran, serving as a Sonar Tech on the USS Kirk from 1984-1990. After his military service, he worked for Vitro and then worked Logistics at EG&G and SAIC for 23 years. He retired in 2013 from URS. Jerry was a member of the French Lick American Legion Post #76. He was a loving husband, father and friend, who enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, gardening and grilling. Jerry loved the Dallas Cowboys. He also played the guitar and helped form the band Tangent Heart and was also a bass player with the Jones Gang, Cast Iron Gang and the Troutman Band. Jerry had a special place in his heart for cats, having rescued over twenty.
Family left to cherish the memory of Jerry include: his wife, Sherrie Holmes; four sons, Michael Holmes of Odon, Michael (Kadottie) Shrader of Evansville, Daniel (Alex) Shrader of Terre Haute and Thomas (Emily) Farris of South Bend; three grandsons; sister, Lana (Mike) Boyd of Odon; two brothers, Donnie (Jennifer) Holmes of Burns City and James Holmes of Bloomington.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.
A Celebration of Life is planned for 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon with Treva Lukens officiating. Military rites will be presented by the Odon VFW Post #9627. Jerry will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington at a later date.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 1:00 PM until the time of service at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 17 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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The Holmes family has entrusted all arrangements to the Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.mengfuneralhome.com.