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Harry A. Holmes, Jr.

Harry A. Holmes, Jr.

Friday, July 23, 1937 Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Harry A. Holmes, Jr.

Harry “Pete” Holmes – 81 of Dover, Delaware passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, PA on July 23, 1937. Daddy, was surrounded by his loving family.

Pete, joined the U.S. Army in 1959, served with distinction until retirement as a Sergeant Major in 1987. After being wounded, Pete, was assigned to “Bear Cat” US Base serving aboard helicopters battling at Crow’s Beak, Moc Hoa, Vietnam in 1967. On Pete’s second tour he was with Advisor Regional Force (RF) Helicopter Unit, guarding designated hamlets. In 1970, Pete and his growing family were reassigned to Augsburg, Germany with 2st. Battalion 26th Infantry, performing maneuvers with Mechanized 113 TANKS until 1972. From 1973-1979 Pete and family were stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. Returning to Fort Dix, New Jersey, Pete, attached to Delta Company. Pete was deactivated from the 9th. Division 5th. Battalion upon retirement in 1987. During his military career he received the following service awards: Vietnam Service Ribbon (following two tours), 9th Division Citation, three (3) Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart.

Pete, is preceded in death by Frieda Matchi Holmes the (mother of his four daughters), Annette Holmes Anderson (oldest daughter), and Jean Green (sister).

Pete, leaves to mourn his passing: Loving and dedicated wife, Ruby Geeter-Holmes of Dover, DE. Three Daughters: Christine Holmes-Robinson (Chris) of King George, VA., Tylla W. Williams of Valdosta, GA., Cindy Holmes Wiegenstein (Amy) of Valdosta, GA., Butch Holmes (Brother) of Philadelphia, PA. Two grandsons: Marcus A. Williams & Toby M. Talamantes. Two Step Daughters: Tami Johnson -McKnight (Phillip) & Wendy B. Johnson (Karen), grandson: Joseph Pinckney. Multiple nieces, nephews, great grandchildren and several beloved extended family members and friends.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Evan W. Smith Funeral Services (Dover)
    518 S. Bay Road
    Dover, DE
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Service

    Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Evan W. Smith Funeral Services (Dover)
    518 S. Bay Road
    Dover, DE
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    3:00pm
    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contribution be made to: Disabled American Veterans 183 South Street Camden, DE 19934
  • Interment

    Private
    Address Not Available
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EG Adams

Dear Ruby & Family: Our Sincere Condolences, " Blessed Are They Who Mourn; For They Shall Be Comforted." Prayerfully, Eunice Glover-Adams Mother Eunice Glover
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Tiffany

My condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of grief. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
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LORETTA J ROSS

Ruby and Family I have no healing words, but very fond memories of Harry and his ever pleasant personality and smile. Keeping you and your family in our prayers! Our deepest sympathy and love to all of you. Loretta and Tony Ross and Family
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M. Rose

I want to extend my condolences for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that our Heavenly Father will soon end all suffering for mankind, and have his Son Christ Jesus resurrect our loved ones again on a paradise earth. ( Revelation 21:3-5; John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:10,11)
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Tracy Bramlett

Tylla, Cindy and family our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Tracy and Donna Bramlett.
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