Opelousas, La. - Funeral services for Clarence Buford Holmes will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in the Church of Christ at 2614 S. Union St., Opelousas, La. The family will accept guests beginning at 2 p.m. until service time. At Mr. Holmes' request, he will be cremated following his services and his remains scattered at sea.
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Mr. Holmes died on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at 6:30 a.m. at the Opelousas General Health System.
Clarence served his country in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of the Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas, Texas. He began his ministerial career at the Church of Christ in Montpelier, Vt. He served God's calling at Oakhill Church of Christ in Austin, Texas, and at the North Virginia Street Church of Christ in Reno, Nev., where he also held a supervisory role as volunteer senior chaplain with all the local law enforcement agencies. He also ministered at the Church of Christ in Greensburg, Pa. His most recent appointment was to the Church of Christ in Opelousas, La. His life was dedicated to serving the Lord, spreading his word and helping others. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and those who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his son, Michael E. Holmes, of West Rutland, Vt.; daughter, Michelle Holmes, of Graniteville, Vt.; grandchildren, Amber Marie Willey, of Granbury, Texas, Cory Holmes and Seth Holmes, both of Titusville, Fla., Mariah Holmes and Desiree Holmes, both of Essex Junction, Vt.
He was very fond of P.K. (Preacher's Kid), his beloved Boston terrier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Oscar Holmes and Helen Johnson Holmes.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 S Union Street Opelousas, LA 70570
Published in Times Argus on Aug. 22, 2013