Vernon Grant Holmes, 69, resident of Pleasanton, Kan., died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Fort Scott Manor Nursing Home. He was born April 6, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Vernon Edward Holmes and Minnie LeVerne Ashley Holmes. He graduated from Prescott High School in 1961. He owned and operated G&S Sales, a surplus store, out of his home. In his earlier years, he did auto body work and detailing, as well as working for Kipper Chevrolet and Cox Motor Company in Pleasanton. He also worked in cabinet making when in his 20s.
Survivors include his wife of the home, Shirley Remby; a son, Terry Grant Holmes and wife, Robin, Butler, Mo.; a brother, Carl Dee Holmes Sr., Pleasanton; two grandchildren, Billy and John; a nephew, Carl Dee Holmes Jr.; and a niece, Carla. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 3 p.m., Monday, June 11, in the Holmes Cemetery, Prescott, Kan. Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.