James Holmes

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Eldred American Legion
305 Locust
Eldred, Illinois, United States

Obituary of James Holmes

James Craig Holmes

   James Craig Holmes, 52, of Carrollton died on Dec. 25, 2017 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

   Born in Carrollton on May 16, 1965, he was the son of the late James E. Holmes and Ruth Russell Cox of Michigan.

    He married the former Sue Shenberger on Jan. 28, 1994 and she survives.  Also surviving are his Mother , children: Jade Holmes of Carrollton, Byron Holmes of Carrollton, Brittany Holmes of Alton, step children: Mike Shenberger of Carrollton, Julie Drake of Alton, Joe Bailey of Medora, brother: Todd Cox of Michigan, sisters: Sherry Cox of Mississippi, Missy Veenendal of Jerseyville,  grandchildren: Tim Swan, Brenden Shenberger, Savannah Klaas, Alexis Bailey, Dillon Bailey, Chloe Demko, Jordan Duda, Jaxon Grant, Aubrey Grant and a great-granddaughter:     He was preceded in death by: his beloved father Jim Holmes, his grandparents, a very special aunt and uncle  Betty and Dennis Newingham and his Aunt Anita Taylor,  cousin Eric Taylor

   Craig worked as a machine operator at Olin Corp. in Alton  He loved to hunt and fish and attend sporting events.  He will be sadly missed.

    As per his request, he will be cremated.   A celebration of life will be held at the American Legion In Eldred on January 6th starting at 2:00 p.m..  Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton is assisting the family.  Condolences may be left on :  www.airsman-hires.com

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