Gerald Lane Holmes, 79, of Perryton, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Amarillo. The family will receive visitors at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home in Perryton on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27, from 6 pm to 7 pm. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home, Inc. of Perryton.
Mr. Holmes was born July 17, 1940, in Tokyo, Oklahoma. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and subsequently married Carol Morrison on Aug. 24, 1965, in Healdton, Oklahoma. He was an accomplished artist. He was the illustrator for Hank the Cowdog since the beginning of the series. He loved fishing and hunting, and loved fly fishing and tying flies.
Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife, Carol, of Perryton; two sons, Christopher Holmes of
Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Heath Holmes and wife Danette of Grandview; a sister, Francis Hall of Waurika, Oklahoma; and two grandsons, Garrett Holmes and Paden Holmes.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.