Fred Allen Holmes, 83, resident of 200 Woodlawn Street, husband of Joanne Stanley Holmes, passed away August 9, 2017, at Hospice House.
Born September 29, 1933, in Coats, NC, he was a son of the late John and Leddie Byrd Holmes. He was a 1952 graduate of Coats High School and was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict having served aboard the USS Lake Champlain. Mr. Holmes was retired from Monsanto and was also formerly employed with Crosscreek Mall, Morningside Assisted Living and USDA Farm Surveys.
A member of Harris Baptist Church, he was also a member of the Kingsmen Sunday School Class of the church and was a Charter Member and Past Treasurer of Northwest Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 58 years are two sons, Steven Holmes of Greenwood and David (Gloria) Holmes of Ware Shoals; three brothers, Benny (Carol) Holmes of Chesapeake, VA, Devon (Frances) Holmes of Raleigh, NC, and Jackie Holmes of Lancaster, PA; a daughter-in-law, Annette Holmes of Hodges; grandchildren, Steven (Tera) Holmes, Jr. of Vacaville, CA, Amber (Andrew) Nedwick of Lexington, Casey Holmes and Justin Holmes, both of Greenwood; great-grandchildren, Allie Holmes, Jace Holmes, Savannah Nedwick and Sophia Nedwick.
He was predeceased by a brother, Stacey Holmes.
Services with Military Honors will be conducted in the Oakbrook Memorial Park Chapel Mausoleum at 3:00 pm Friday with Rev. Ed Gidewall and Mr. David Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
Honorary escort will be members of the Kingsmen Sunday School Class.
The family will be at the home on Woodlawn Street, and will receive friends at the cemetery immediately following the service.
In lieu flowers memorials may be made to Harris Baptist Church Building Fund, 300 Center Street, Greenwood, SC 29649, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.
The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Alborez, Dr. Michael P. Kilburn, and Jill Boland for their compassion and care during Mr. Holmes most recent time of illness.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Holmes family.