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John Charles Holmes, 65, resident of Markleville, passed away Dec. 30, 2017, at Community Hospital of Anderson.
He was born Aug. 2, 1952, in Anderson, the son of James A. Holmes and Marilyn Rose Titus Holmes.
He was a 1970 graduate of Pendleton Heights High School and worked for over 29 years at Auto Truck Service Anderson.
He had lived in Markleville his entire life and was a member of the Markleville Park Board, served 18 years on the Markleville Town Board, was an officer with the Markleville Police Department and attended Markleville East Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Jane Ellen (Murphy) of Markleville; children, Shawn Garris (Amber) of Anderson and Alison Yocum (Aaron) of Markleville; six grandchildren; and cousins, Jane (Ken) Lewis, Matt (Alison) Foust, and Jacob Foust.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother.
A Celebration of his life will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown. Cremation will follow.
Friends may call on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorials may be made to the Markleville Parks, c/o Markleville Town Hall, Box 45, Markleville, IN 46056.
Online guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com.
The Ballard family is honored to celebrate the life of John with family and friends.
Published on January 3, 2018
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