Mr. William " Willie Holmes 78, of 1624 Evans Pond Road husband of Eleanor Brown Holmes entered into eternal rest on February 16 , 2019 at Self Regional Medical Center. He was born September 24, 1940 in Edgefield County a son of the late Tobie "T.B. Holmes and the late Willie Mae Higgins Holmes. He attended Springfield Baptist Church and Second Damascus Baptist Church. He was a member of the Federation for the Blind and R.L. Stevens Senior Citizens Club.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Alberta H. Partlow, Bessie J. Harrison and Suzette Holmes ; two brothers, Robert Lee Holmes and Alvin Holmes; 3 grandsons, John Lewis Holmes, Jr. , Roosevelt Carter and Antonio Randall.
Surviving is his wife Eleanor Holmes of the home; his step mother, Jeanette W. Holmes of Edgefield, SC; seven sons, John ( Gail) Holmes , Douglas (Renee) Williams , Roosevelt Givens and Larry (Gloria) Holmes all of Greenwood, Morris (Tiffany) Homes of Charlotte, NC and Terrel Holmes of Greenville, SC ; five daughters, Teresa (William) Terry , Gloria Carroll, Gladys Moss, Virginia Dean all of Greenwood and Gwen Williams of Spartanburg, SC ; five brothers, Anthony Holmes of Edgefield, SC , Terry ( Sherletha ) Holmes of Greenwood, Otis Williams of Augusta, GA and Rufus Williams of Edgefield, SC; and Eugene Williams of McCormick, SC; six sisters, Lillie Belcher (Robert) , Willie Bell Rappley (Randy),and Dorothy Holmes all of Greenwood, Angela Donato (Troy) of Slidell, LA, Janice Reese (Jerry) of Augusta, GA and Barbara Hall of Columbia, SC; two step sons, Jackie Brown(Paula) of Greenwood and Larry (Brenda) Wright of Richmond, VA; two step daughters, Tammy Sussewell of Greenwood and Shirley Spearman (Charles) of Atlanta, GA and a host of grandchildren , great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Craig Myers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers and Flower bearers will be grandchildren
Mr. Holmes will be placed in the church at 1:00 pm
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-7:30 pm Friday evening.
Percival Tompkins Funeral Home is honored.
to serve the Holmes family