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Ralph Holmes



    Ralph L. Holmes, 86, passed away Thursday, October 20, at Reid Hospital.
    He was born November 7, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois to Ralph and Mabel Holmes. He graduated from Richmond High School in 1943, where he was a star basketball player. Because of the war, there was no All-Star Team in Indiana and in 1993, Ralph was recognized as an Indiana All-Star.
   He was a US Army veteran of World War Two, serving in combat as an Airborne Infantryman. He returned home after the war and married the former Naomi Mullens in 1948. He retired after a career as an electrician and was a member of the Middleboro United Methodist Church.
   Mr. Holmes will be missed by his wife, Naomi Holmes; daughters, Vicki Ann Holmes and Rebecca Vosmeier; son, Michael Holmes; brother, James Holmes; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
   Mr. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents; 1 son, Rick Holmes, on December 24, 2010; 2 sisters, Mary McClure and Dot Blackford.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery, with military rites delivered by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 12 noon – 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 24 at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be given to the charitable organization of the donor’s choice.

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Celebrating Uncle Jr's life with you today! I have nothing but fond memories of such a caring and giving Uncle. His name and antics come up in conversation when me and my friends share in past family gatherings. I love and miss you all!
With love and respect,


Tyrone Holmes Oct 24 2011 12:00 AM

We are very sorry for your loss. Ralph will be missed by many because he was a good man and friend. May GOD bless you all in this time of sorrow. If you need anything please call us.

        Mike & Jenny DeLucio

Mike & Jenny DeLucio Oct 21 2011 12:00 AM