Kenneth Earl Holmes departed this life Thursday August 22, 2019 at 3:10 a.m. at Heritage Health in Pana.
"Kenny" was born on February 10, 1951, the son of Winifred L. Holmes-Thomas.
He lived in the Edinburg area until adulthood then moved to St. Louis where he was a Master Planner of flexographic equipment for Mark Andy, Inc.
He loved St. Louis and took pleasure in taking his family to his favorite spots; like Soulard Market, Missouri Botanical Gardens and Forest Park attractions, The Cathedral Basilica, and interesting restaurants.
He loved taking pictures of nature and his animals. He had several beloved dogs throughout the years. Before falling ill he had left St. Louis and traveled in a motorhome out west and found new natural beauty he would rave about. With his intelligent conversation and interesting wit, he found friends wherever he went and will be sorely missed by family and friends.
Kenny is survived by his siblings: Dawn Garrett of Boonville, Ind.; Sue Benton (companion George Frauli) of Taylorville; Sherry Antonio (companion Wayne Cash) of Taylorville; Richard Thomas of Tarpon Springs, Fla., Stephanie Thomas (companion Allan Thompson) of Stonington; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Kenny was preceded in death by his mother Winifred Thomas; step-father Alva Thomas Jr.; brother-in-law Rick Garrett and sister Elsie Weber.
A celebration of life with take place at a future date.