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Richard Joseph Holmes

August 20, 1937 - November 8, 2013
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Richard Joseph Holmes, 76 passed away suddenly Friday, November 8, 2013. He was born August 20, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Daniel and Jane (Kelly) Holmes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Scott Holmes. Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, loyal and loved uncle and friend. He served 20 years in the US Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He retired after 20 years with ASU steam plant as the Maintenance Supervisor. He spent his retirement years spending time with his family and his close friends at the Country Kitchen in Dallas, NC. Richard is survived by three...
Richard Joseph Holmes, 76 passed away suddenly Friday, November 8, 2013. He was born August 20, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Daniel and Jane (Kelly) Holmes. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Scott Holmes.

Richard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, loyal and loved uncle and friend. He served 20 years in the US Navy and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. He retired after 20 years with ASU steam plant as the Maintenance Supervisor. He spent his retirement years spending time with his family and his close friends at the Country Kitchen in Dallas, NC.

Richard is survived by three children, daughter, Tracey Holmes of Dallas, sons, Mike Holmes and Richard Holmes of Dallas; four grandchildren, Kristen, Jacob, Joseph and Joshua Holmes; great-granddaughter, Katelyn Holmes; brother, Jerry Holmes of Philadelphia, PA.


A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, November 13 at Dallas Funeral Home in Dallas, NC. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincolnton with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomedallas.com.

Dallas Funeral Home is serving the Holmes family.

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