Harry A. Holmes, Jr.

Harry A. Holmes, Jr.

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

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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
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    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
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contribution be made to: Disabled American Veterans 183 South Street Camden, DE 19934
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I am truly sorry about your loss it's hard when we lose a loved one. However, I wanted to let you know that we can be comforted by a future hope. Soon there will be no more pain or sorrow. All the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:3,4)
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During this most difficult time the scriptures serve as a comfort zone. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17; 2Corinthians 1:3, 4 Helping us to see that our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4 I hope you find comfort in these promises. My deepest sympathy goes out to all the family.
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I express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your dear love one. May God of tender mercies and comfort strengthen you during this time of sorrow - 2 Corinthians 1:3,4, it is his promise that you will see your love one again, John 5:28, 29.
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EG Adams

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