August 17, 2013

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date


HOLMES, CLARENCE BUFORD, died on August 17 at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas, Louisiana. Clarence served his country in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of the Preston Road School of Preaching in Dallas, Tex. He began his ministerial career at the Church of Christ in Montpelier. He served God’s calling at Oakhill Church of Christ in Austin, Tex., and at the North Virginia Street Church of Christ in Reno, Nev., where he also held a supervisory role as volunteer senior chaplain with all the local law enforcement agencies. He also ministered at the Church of Christ in Greensburg, Pa. His most recent appointment was to the Church of Christ in Opelousas, La. His life was dedicated to serving the Lord, spreading his word and helping others. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and those who knew and loved him. Survivors include his son, Michael Holmes, of West Rutland; daughter, Michelle Holmes, of Graniteville; and five grandchildren. He was very fond of P.K. (Preacher’s Kid), his beloved Boston terrier. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Oscar Holmes and Helen Johnson Holmes.

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