Clyde Dewayne Holmes Sr, 70 of Parma, stepped into eternity surrounded by family on December 20th, 2020 at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Clyde was born to John Zelmer Holmes and Dolly Mae Holmes in Nampa, Idaho on December 7th, 1950. Clyde married the love of his life, Tammy Beatrice Garren on April 30th, 1977 in Winnemucca, Nevada.
Clyde is preceded into death by his parents, John and Dolly Holmes, his grandparents Clarence (Johnnie) Freeman and Jerry (Alice)Holmes and his sister Karen Thompson.
Clyde is survived by his loving wife Tammy, Children: Shanda (husband Kevin, children: Kascy, Seth) of North Bend, Oregon; Crystal(husband Jeremy, children: Shanyn, Justyn, Alex, Devan) of Fruitland, Idaho; Aletta (husband Andrew, children: Courtney, Brittany, Anthony, Rebecca, Dylan) of Melba, Idaho; Geneva (husband Jason, children: Ally, Samira, Amber, Brooklyn, Tamie Jo, Dallas) of Homedale, Idaho; Junior (wife Clara, children: April, May, Brian, Tapanga, Tonya) of Manson, Washington; Great Grandchildren: Kyndrick, Raelynn, Serenity, Shyanne, Deklyn, Benicio, Aurora, Lawsyn, Andrew; His siblings: Geneva Beliew, Grace Lopez-Holmes, Gerald “Chunky” Holmes.
Clyde was inducted into the US Army in Fresno, California in February of 1970. He served oversees in the Vietnam War and came home in November of 1971 with an honorable discharge at Fort Lewis, Washington. Upon returning home, Clyde began farming in the Parma area. He worked for several farms to include Hedges Farm, Kelly Groves Farm, Wong's Farm. In 1999, Clyde began driving long haul with Anthony Conner Trucking of Caldwell, Idaho. In 2008, He drove for Holman trucking of Caldwell, Idaho for about 6 months, when he landed a job with Lucky Kent Trucking also of Caldwell, Idaho.
During Clyde's tour of duty oversees, he was subjected to many types of warfare to include the use of chemical agent orange being dropped from the air to kill ground forest and crops for enemy's. Clyde suffered many health issues from this and he was ultimately forced to retire as a disabled veteran in December of 2013. This is when Clyde began to really enjoy life, with spending all the time in the world with family doing the things he loved such as hunting, fishing, riding his ATV or just making people laugh. Clyde impacted many people through out his life. He was a very humble person that would do anything for anyone just to make it easier for them. He worked hard to make sure that his family was taken care of and never really asked for anything in return.
Clyde loved every moment spent with his grand kids and great grand kids. Many of them remember hanging out with him in camp and him telling them all kinds of stories. Clyde will definitely be missed but never forgotten. Rest high on that mountain and keep a watch over us!
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