U.S. Army (retired) Denis L. Holmes, 75, passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at a Maryville, Missouri care center.
He was born in Watson, Missouri on July 1, 1941 to Ray F. and Margaret F. (Clodfelter) Holmes. Denis graduated from Watson High School in 1959.
In 1960 Denis entered the United States Army and served in Korea, Japan, and Viet Nam. While in Japan he met and married Kyoko, and they became parents of three sons.
Denis retired from the Army in 1980. Kyoko passed away in 1999. Denis moved from Georgia back to Watson in 2015.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Kyoko; and their son, Ray.
Survivors include his sons, Isao and George Holmes, both of Georgia; sisters, Sue Bright of Rock Port, Missouri, and Kathryn Sloop and Beulah Collins, both of Watson; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Denis enjoyed coin collecting and flea markets.
Services were held at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 30, 2016, at the Watson Baptist Church. Interment with full military honors: High Creek Cemetery, Watson, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com. Care entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home & Monuments, Rock Port, Missouri.