Willie Oscar “W.O.”Holmes

Mr. Willie Oscar “W.O.” Holmes, age 83 of Tullos, Louisiana passed away onSaturday, July 8, 2017. Born Monday, May 14, 1934 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was retired from Huey P. Long Vocational School and served in the US Army from 1956-58. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Clayton and Ola Mae Bruce Holmes; brothers, Raymond Holmes and Jimmy Holmes; grandson, Clayton Thomas Holmes; great granddaughter, Maci Alexander Holmes. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, NinaTidwell Holmes; children, Tommy Holmes (Tammy), Jimmy Holmes (Joan) and Rebecca Bruce (Carl); grandchildren, Jason Holmes (Kim), Jarrod Holmes (Danielle), Caleb Bruce, Cole Bruce (Sarah), Chrystal Holmes and Misty Holmes; greatgrandchildren, Carter Drake Holmes, Justin Pendarvis,Christian Bonnette and Karmen Holmes; great-great grandchild, Haylen Pendarvis; brother, Jerry W. Holmes (Lawanda);brother-in-law, Coston Tidwell (Rose Marie).Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 11,2017 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Dick DeBusk and Rev. Billy Ver Hoef officiating. Interment followed in BeechCreek Cemetery under the direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Serving the family as pallbearers were Jason Holmes, Jerrod Holmes, Caleb Bruce, Cole Bruce, James Wilson, AJ Wilson, Austin Torres and Jody Kendrick. Honorary pallbearers were Carl Bruce, Bruce Cockerham and Jim Hudson. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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