Born Wednesday, June 22, 1932
Died Saturday, October 3, 2020
Orval Leo Holmes, 88, of Vian, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020. He was born in Gid, Arkansas on June 22, 1932.
Orval never met a stranger, and he didn’t forget anyone he met. His loves in life were his wife, Gayle, family and friends. Orval was a great fisherman and an even better storyteller.
He and Gayle have a combined total of 4 children, (2 deceased) Vicky and Cricket; 12 grandchildren, (1 deceased) Jeanie Marie; 36 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was especially close to his granddaughters, Jeanie and Mandy and their children, Elizabeth, Taylor, Bubba, Tristan and Abigayle.
Two of his favorite fishing partners were his dog, Buster and Evan “Bubba” Roberts, who was always considered one of the grandkids. Orval’s stories about things he’d done and people he’d met will be greatly missed.
Special thanks to his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and David Clayton, for all their help during this difficult time.
The family will receive friends 5PM-7PM Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Cornerstone Funeral Home.
A graveside service to celebrate Orval’s life will be 2PM, Friday, October 9, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Chaplain Roger Sheppard officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be David Clayton, Casey Cleveland, Patrick Calaway, Bubba White, Tristen Calaway, Ronnie Clark and Evan Roberts
Funeral services are under the direction of Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York St, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Condolences may be made to the family online at http://www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.com