Mr. Robert Holmes, Jr. 85, of Sanford, North Carolina entered into rest on March 7, 2020.
Mr. Robert Holmes, Jr. of Sanford, North Carolina transitioned from earth to heaven on March 7, 2020 at the age 85.
Born in Sanford, North Carolina, he was the son of Mr. Robert Holmes Sr. & Mrs. Irene Wilcox Holmes. Following their untimely death, Robert was nurtured by Ulyis and Lucy Ann Wilcox Marks. He attended Broadway School and graduated from W.B. Wicker School. Robert was enjoying retirement after working in several capacities of the manufacturing industry which also included managerial responsibilities. He worked diligently to assist his children and siblings in their efforts to attain a higher level of education.
Mr. Holmes was the oldest male member of Cameron Grove AME Zion Church where he served as a Trustee, Vice-Chairman of the Trustee Board and as an Usher. He also served on the Pastor's Executive and Building Committees and on The Senior on the Move Ministry. Robert was a member of the Connectional Lay Council, the Men's Choir and an Honorary Member of the Missionary Society. He enjoyed fishing and watching NASCAR Racing and was an avid tennis fan. Robert will be remembered for his kind and generous spirit and his warm and wonderful smile.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mrs. Willie Mae Murchison Holmes of Sanford, NC, his children Roemaya "Roe" Holmes of Charlotte, NC, Dr. Valerie Holmes Waddell (Atty. Beady Waddell, III) of Gastonia, NC, Robert "Rob" Holmes and Kelin "Taft" Holmes of Charlotte, NC. Grandchildren: Nicole Holmes of Spartanburg, SC, Victoria and Virginia Waddell, Beady Waddell, IV (Topee) and greatgrandchildren Beady, V "B5", Taylor and Taryn Waddell all reside in Gastonia, NC. He is also survived by his siblings, Rosa Holmes Jamison and Mary Holmes Crutchfield of Durham, NC, Wesley Levern (Eugenia) Holmes of Sanford, NC, and Maryland Price of Siler City, NC.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Robert Holmes, Sr., Brother, Silas "Woodrow" Harrington and Daughter, Endid Mae Holmes.
Arrangements are entrusted to McLeod Funeral Home of Sanford, NC.
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