Dec. 29, 1942 - July 8, 2008
MANSFIELD - Gerald R. “Jerry” Holmes, age 65, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in the MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
He was born on December 29, 1942 in Willard to the late Howard and Majorie (Sparks) Holmes and has been a life long Willard resident.
He is a 1962 graduate of Willard High School and served in the US Army during Vietnam. Mr. Holmes was employed with the CertainTeed Corporation in Avery. He attended the First United Methodist Church in Willard and enjoyed coin collecting, yard work and treasure hunting with his metal detector.
He is survived by his wife, Gwen (Stanfield) Holmes, whom he married on July 15, 1967; a daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Steven Garcia of Alvarado, TX; two grandchildren, Zyl and Keiffer Garcia; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold and Nell Holmes of Delaware; John and Margaret Holmes of Willard; Glenn and Shirley Holmes of Willard; Larry and Thelma Holmes of Lakeland, FL; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Wanda and Mike Pelchar of Huron; Janis and Gene Nead of Willard; Linda Howell of Plymouth; Glenda and Jack Duncan of Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Wendell Holmes and a sister, Loris Gearhart.
No calling hours will be observed at this time and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Secor Funeral Home in Willard assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family for the grandchildren's education. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com