Jack Holmes, 87, of Russell, Kansas passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.
Jack was born October 26, 1932 in Wichita, Kansas. He was the only child of Earl and Anna (Singer) Holmes. At the age of 6, Jack and his parents moved to Russell. He graduated from Russell High School 1950.
Jack was united in marriage to Elaine Covington November 1, 1953 in Phillips, Texas. This union was blessed with three children; Tami, Julie and Tim. They made their home in Sterling, Colorado; Cambridge, Nebraska; Farmington, New Mexico; Pratt, Kansas; and returned to Russell in 1974.
Jack was an Oil Pumper for Getty Oil for over 35 years. After Chevron Texaco purchased the company, he remained working for three more years before retiring in 1987. He was an active member of the Calvary Chapel, Assembly of God Church.
Surviving family include his beloved wife of 66 years, Elaine of the home, Tami (David) Hoffman of Golden, Colorado and Son, Tim Holmes of Wichita, Kansas; four grandchildren Julie King, Denver, Colorado, Jenny (Joel) Maxwell, Arvada, Colorado, Justin (Maggie) Hoffman, Arvada, Colorado, Lauren (Alex) Lievestro, San Diego, California; five great-grandchildren Elise and Ava King, Sherman Oaks, California and Zadie, Zyla and Zaxton Maxwell, Arvada, Colorado.
Jack was proceded in death by his parents Earl and Anna Holmes and their daughter Julia Elaine Holmes.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary in Russell. A private burial of ashes will follow at a later date. A Memorial has been established with Hoffman Family Foundation benefiting Rays of Grace Primary School in Kirugu, Uganda Africa. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, 610 N. Maple, Russell, Kansas 67665 who is facilitating these arrangements.