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Rick L. Holmes

   Master Sergeant Rick L. Holmes, US Army (Ret.), 61, passed away Friday, December 24, at his home on Anna Marie Island, Holmes Beach, Florida.
   He was born August 22, 1949 in Richmond, Indiana to Ralph and Naomi Holmes. He was a 1967 graduate of Richmond High School and enlisted in the US Army in 1969. He retired on February 3, 1992 as a Master Sergeant.
   Rick was a past member of the Richmond Elks Country Club and the Moose Lodge and American Legion of Anna Marie Island.  
   Rick will be missed by his parents, Ralph & Naomi Holmes; children, Melissa Burwick, David M. Holmes, Rick L. Holmes, Thomas Holmes, Philip Holmes, Angela Maxwell, and Edward and Jennifer Thorn; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Vicki Ann Holmes and Rebecca Vosmeier; brother, Michael Holmes; his special island friends, Pam Reynolds and Marshall Carlton; niece, Elyse Vosmeier; nephews, Brian Holmes, Adam Holmes and Ryan Vosmeier; special great-niece, Kiersta Sechrist.
   Rick was preceded in death by his special dog companion, Sasha.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 30 at the Earlham Mausoleum Chapel, 1100 National Road West, Richmond. Interment will follow in Earlham Cemetery, with military rites delivered by a United States Army Honor Detachment and the Wayne County Honor Guard.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, December 30 at the Earlham Mausoleum Chapel.
   The family is grateful for memorial contributions made in Rick’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org , PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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Rick was always a friendly face whenever I ran into him. The class reunion brought him home and it was like he had not changed in 30 years. Always the kind person with nothing bad to say about anyone. He will be missed.

Stephen Ringenberg Jan 6 2011 12:00 AM

i was a childhood friend of ricks. we went to school togeather, havent seen him in many years. sorry to see of his passing away. he was always a great person to everyone he meet. will always remember him.

carol hutzell Dec 31 2010 12:00 AM

My Condolences to Ralph & Naomi Holmes' Family.  I am a 1943 High School Classmate of Ralph"s from Richmond High School.  It's sad news about the loss of your son Rick, May He Rest in Peace.  My Prayers to all Family Members.

Janet (Knipp) Quinter
Yorba Linda, Ca.

Janet (Knipp) Quinter Dec 31 2010 12:00 AM

I was sorry to read about Rick.  My condolences to Ralph and Naomi.  I enjoyed our friendship at Elks Golf Club.


Bill May
Raleigh, NC

Bill May Dec 30 2010 12:00 AM

We will miss our friend, Rick Holmes.  He brightend our lives with his compassionate and understanding nature.  He opened his house for love and conversation, and all were welcome.  He especially enjoyed the birds and even called the squirrels by names.  His light has gone out on earth, but is burning brightly in heaven.  Sincerely, Dorothy DeGennaro, Anna Maria Island, Florida

Dorothy DeGennaro Dec 30 2010 12:00 AM

it was a great honor to know and have rick as a friend. i will miss the times we had and the memories will always be fond. god bless.  marshall

marshall carlton Dec 29 2010 12:00 AM

Your family and Pamella Reynolds are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick was a good friend, and all of the fun that we had with him and Pam will be sorely missed. Rob and Jolynn

Rob Mossoian and Jolynn Corlew Dec 29 2010 12:00 AM

I have many happy memories of childhood visits to the farm, and Rick and Mike's antics.  Thank you for your service to our country.  I salute you (I am a 20-year Navy veteran).

Cousin Julianne Holmes Cochran Dec 29 2010 12:00 AM

To the family of Rick and our dear friend Pam Reynolds.  We will greatly miss Rick and all the fun we had.  He was a good friend and wll cherish his friendship for ever.

Clark and Joann Hager, and June Jones Dec 29 2010 12:00 AM

my sympathy is with all of ricks family and friends.i am so blessed to have been a part of his life for the past few years. i find peace in that we were and are very happy and that will never fade. i will always remember him as the kind, soul that he his . please remember him and celebrate him.

pamella reynolds Dec 29 2010 12:00 AM

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