Carol Holmes, 85, of Knippa died on Jan. 30, 2018, at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
A funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Rushing-Estes-Knowles Chapel in Uvalde. Interment will follow in the Knippa Cemetery. Ray Melton will officiate.
She was born on July 26, 1932, in Borger to Gertrude Lee (Smith) and Walter Alison Crank.
She married Robert Holmes on Jan. 30, 1951, in De Queen, Arkansas.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Robert Holmes; and one daughter, Linda Ede and husband, Frank, all of Knippa; two sons, retired Lieutenant Colonel Steve Holmes of Parkville, Missouri, and Randy Holmes and wife, Judy, of Uvalde; one brother, Jim Crank and wife, Mary, of McKinny; sister-in-law Joanne Crank of Idabel, Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Christy Allan and husband, Chris, Paul Ede and wife, Nan, Matthew Ede, Hayden Holmes and companion, Amanda Nietenhoefer, Harper Holmes and Quint Murr and wife, Dannie; five great-grandchildren, Madelyn Allan, Abygail Allan, Bruce Ede, Brady Ede and Easton Murr; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Holmes was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, Roger Crank.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Chris Allan, Paul Ede, Matthew Ede, Hayden Holmes, Harper Holmes, and Quint Murr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030, or Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, 250 S. FM 1049, Knippa, TX 78870.
Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary, www.rekfunerals.com