Brett Vaughn Holmes


Brett Vaughn Holmes, Seymour, son of John and Trish (Morphew) Holmes was born August 16, 2001, in Springfield, MO, and departed this life on July 13, 2019 at the age of 17.

Brett was a student at Fordland High School, and was a member of Diggins Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandma, Margaret Holmes; grandparents Larry Holmes, Patsy Morphew and Glen Morphew.

Brett is survived by his parents, John and Trish Holmes, Seymour; his siblings, Brittney Wilson (Kasey), Fordland, Brock Beason (Angel), Springfield, and Bridget Holmes, Seymour; grandparents, Barbara Holmes, Diggins; great-grandparents, L.V. and Selma Holmes, Strafford; nieces and nephews, Klohie Wilson, Kayleb Wilson, and Karter Wilson; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Brett came into this world healthy, big and active. He remained that way for almost 18 years. He was the baby of the family and seemed to be always trying to catch up with everyone else. He was a little brother to many.

He had an infectious smile and a good heart. He loved being around people all the time. He was always moving and going and would often say, “Mom, you only live once. I want to have fun.”

Brett had many interests that included dirtbikes, four wheelers, sports, animals, roping and loud diesel engines with lots of black smoke.

Brett’s greatest loves were family and friends. He loved spending time with family and adored being an uncle. Friends were always very important to Brett and he had many. He was known to stop everything to help a friend in need and did so on many occasions.

We have no doubt that Brett was a child of God. We knew his love for God at a very early age. He had recently rededicated his life to Christ and it was common to see him bow his head in prayer even when he didn’t know anyone was watching.

We are remembering him and comforting friends and family today, not laying him to rest. He stepped into eternal peace, rest and joy with our Lord and Savior last Saturday.

He is smiling in Heaven as we gather today.

Celebration of Life services will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019 at Diggins Baptist Church, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., with visitation following the service.

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