GREENVILLE - William L. "Bill" Holmes Sr., age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on April 12, 2014, at 6 p.m. at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio.
He was born on Nov. 1, 1936, in Battle Creek, Mich,, to the late Halford and Irene (Eubank) Holmes.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years Titia Rose (Smith) Holmes of Greenville; children, Joyce (Keith) Thwaits of Greenville, William "Bill" (Lori) Holmes Jr. of Sebring, Fla., John (Marcia) Holmes Sr. of Fairborn, Ohio, and Jayne (Roger) Cassel of Kettering, Ohio; grandchildren, Kelly (Matt) Carter, John (Britni) Holmes Jr., Amy (Michael) Cost, Stephanie (Matt) Maupin, Stacey (Matt) Mills, Nic (Taylor Hamlin) Cassel, Jeffrey (Rachel) Holmes, Jennifer (Jerome Dotson) Holmes and Breanna Cassel and eight great-grandchildren.
Bill worked at McClains Inc. and retired from Westlake Supply. He was an auxiliary member of the Greenville Fire Department, a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Greenville and was treasurer for 21 years of the Central Western Fireman's Association.
There will be a service held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 7584 Ohio 118, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Wayne Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions are given to the First Church of the Nazarene, Greenville, Ohio. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com