Robert Carlton Holmes Dec. 28, 1948 - April 1, 2008

Aug 30, 2015


Robert Carlton Holmes, 59, of Willard, died Tuesday, April 1, 2008.

He was born Dec. 28, 1948, in Willard, son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Work) Holmes. He was a life-long resident of Willard. He was a retired teacher, coach, church sexton and basketball referee. He enjoyed teaching, coaching, refereeing basketball, gardening, golfing and especially loved his Lord. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Willard Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Surviving are his most beloved family members, his wife of 26 years, Lisa (Smith) Holmes, whom he wed June 19, 1982; son, Cory J. Holmes of Willard; daughter, Callie E. Holmes of Willard; sister, Jane Kennard of Willard; niece, Lori (Kennard) Lewis; nephews, Todd and Chad Kennard; sister-in-law, Cynthia Tattan; and several great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved maternal grandmother, Lena (Wolfe) Work.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Willard Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church; Pastor Richard Jueckstock officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial expressions may be made to Christian Alliance Church Missionary Fund or to Focus on the Family. Condolences may be made to the family at