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Remembering A Life Lived

American Veteran 09

Jerry W Holmes

November 1, 1940 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 78)

Jerry W. Holmes, 78, Mt. Vernon, IN passed away Thursday August 1, 2019.

Jerry was born on November 1, 1940 to Ellis and Ruby (Dillenger) Holmes in Evansville, Indiana.

Jerry was preceded in death by both parents; granddaughter, Zoe Ammon; brother in law, Donald and Larry Johnson; sister-in-law, Janice Harper.

Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Shirlie Holmes of Mt. Vernon; daughters, Teresa LaMar of Mt. Vernon, Amy Binkley of Mt. Vernon, and Julie (Jerry) Ammon of New Braunfels, Texas; other children, Brad, Karen, Lori, and Theresa; sister, Pat (Dale) Riesley, Diana (George) Penrod; brothers, Bob (Mary Ann) Holmes, Jim (Jennie) Holmes; sister-in-law, Paula Shank of Mt. Vernon; Brother-in-law, Dan (Sherrie) Johnson of Elwood, IN; Grandchildren, Justin (Holly) LaMar, Megan LaMar, Zachary Hooper, Joshua Ammon, Haley (Shane) Binkley, Kendra (Brian) Blankenship, Oliva Ammon; Great-Grandchildren, James, Keith & Kelsie LaMar, Zane Scott, Alexis and Jaxtyn Wright, Dakoda Blankenship, Bjorn Ammon, and he is expecting 9th great grandchild Alonzo Hooper in December 2019.

Jerry worked for the CSX railroad where he retired after 42 years. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and fishing. He had a daily coffee buddy Fred Binkley of Mount Vernon.

Pall Bearers will be Justin LaMar, Joshua Ammon, Zachary Hooper, Shane Wright, Jerry Ammon, and Bradley Holmes. Honorary Pall Bearers are Zane Scott, James and Keith LaMar.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Owen Dunn Post #5. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to time of service. Online condolences may be left at

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