Jeral A. “Jerry” Holmes, 85, North Liberty, passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Trailpoint Village, South Bend.
He was born Oct. 26, 1934, in South Bend, to the late Alton and Ethel (McCarty) Holmes.
In 1952, he enlisted in the United States Army during the Korean conflict; he was honorably discharged in 1955.
He was a press operator in the shipping department at Wells Aluminum, retiring in 1997 after 38 years of service.
He was a lifetime member with the VFW Post 1954 and the American Legion Post 365, both in North Liberty.
Surviving is his daughter: Kathy A. Cochran, North Liberty; two brothers: Travis N. (Joan) Holmes, North Liberty; and Earl R. Holmes, Koontz Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son: Kevin J. Holmes.
Military honors for Jerry will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Palmer Funeral Home – North Liberty Chapel, 202 N. Main St., North Liberty. Visitation will be from noon until the time of military honors at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at a later date at Eastlawn Cemetery in North Liberty.