Scrappy lived up to his childhood nickname in every aspect of his life. As a young student, he and his wife Edwina scrimped and saved so that he would be able to get through law school while still managing their small family. After Edwina's untimely passing, Scrappy doubled down to provide for their four children. Even after a severe car accident in the 70sone that would plague him with pain and surgeries for the rest of his natural lifeit was evident that nothing could not stop Scrappy Holmes. He battled cancer and personal adversity, but he waged those battles with his usual swagger and humor so that, like most things in Scrappy's life, it seemed effortless.
In the later years of his life, Scrappy found the most joy spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and, most of all, their dogs. A narrator of the highest caliber, Scrappy still held a room with his narrative the same way that he had done with his closing argument years before. His family will miss the cadence of his voice, his mid-sentence laugh, and the half-smile he cracked right before the best part of the story.
He is reunited in death with his wife Edwina McKellar Holmes, parents Edith and Clyde Holmes, sister Jacqualine and Marion Donald, and grandson Mason Rawls. He is survived by his brother Jimmy and Pat Holmes, children Niki Holmes, Bryan and Vikki Holmes, Lacy and Michael Houck, and Shelly Holmes, grandchildren Shanton and Wendy Rawls. McKellar Karr, Libby and Jacob Sears, and great-grandchildren Makayla, Kodi, Sadie, and Mary Kate Rawls.
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