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Joseph Marshall Holmes

August 5, 1949 December 22, 2017
Joseph Marshall Holmes
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Obituary for Joseph Marshall Holmes

Kinston-Joseph Marshall “Joe” Holmes, 68, of Kinston, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017. Joe was born August 5, 1949 in Wayne County to the late Marshall Oliver Holmes and Edna Turnage Croom.

Joe proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of East Carolina University. Joe was a true 60's child. Nothing was better than warm weather and time spent at the beach. Everything for Joe was better when he could see the ocean and feel the warm sea breeze. His family has many fond memories of his wonderful wit and sense of humor. His gift of good conversation and ability to laugh with others and at himself allowed Joe to connect with everyone in his path. We weep at our loss, laugh with our remembrances, and reflect deeply on how much Joe meant to us.

A private graveside service to celebrate Joe’s life was held Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. from Westview Cemetery.

Joe is survived by his sister, Carole Jarrell; two nephews, Chip Faulkner and his wife, Melissa, and their children, Ian and Jake of Cary, and Ryan Faulkner and his wife, Michelle of Atlanta; and his former wife and special friend, Rebecca P. Holmes. A brother-in-law, Perry G. Jarrell, Sr. preceded Joe in death.

Online condolences may be expressed at Memorials may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534. Arrangements were entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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Kitty Askins Hospice Center

107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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