Larry R Holmes, 72 went to his heavenly home on April 22, 2021. Larry was born August 15, 1948 in Williamsport, PA and has lived in Petal, MS for the past several years.
He is preceded in death by his parents Floyd V. SR. and Dorothy Odessa Holmes, his sister Deloris Mae Lewis, his brothers Floyd V. Jr., Robert, Kenneth and Mark Holmes and his wife Diane Holmes.
He is survived by his children Patrick and Paula Holmes of Williamsport, PA, Delores and Chris Evans of Syracuse, NY and Mistie Holmes and Toby Bryant of Covington, LA. Larry has four grandchildren Adelina Barber, Marcel Ducote and Jack and Olivia Holmes. He also has three great grandchildren Eli and Wyatt Barber and Joseph Ducote.
Larry was a retired veteran of 22 years from the US Army. He was a decorated Army Ranger achieving rank of first sergeant and was awarded the Silver star, Bronze star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam campaign medal, Purple Heart, Combat infantryman badge and Vietnam Ranger badge. Larry was a member of the VFW and the American Legion for many years and enjoyed staying active with his fellow veterans. He also enjoyed carpentry and being outdoors but his favorite thing to do was to make people laugh. Larry will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
There will be services held on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:00 P.M. at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg Mississippi.