William T. "Tom" Holmes, 65
William T. "Tom" Holmes, age 65, of Lafayette, died at 4:53 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Central.
Born on May 30, 1947 in Lafayette, he was the son of the late Billie J. Holmes & Wilma (Stinson) Holmes. He was a 1965 graduate of Wolcott High School. For the last 10 years he was the owner & operator of Holmes Heating & Air.
His first marriage was to Carol Ann Cady on October 21, 1967, and she preceded him in death on June 10, 1994. Tom then married Colleen (Hahn) Taylor on August 14, 1999 in Lafayette, and she survives.
He was a member of the Sons of American Legion Post #11 & Moose Lodge. Tom enjoyed golfing, bowling, NASCAR and was a Dale Earnhart Sr. fan. He was also an avid Purdue Boilermaker fan.
Surviving with his wife are 4 children: Bill Holmes of Lafayette, Brian Holmes (wife: Barbara) of West Lafayette, Robert Holmes (wife: Anna) of Battle Ground & Jill Arman (husband: Scott) of Lafayette, his beloved dog: TC, siblings: Richard Holmes (wife: Janice) of Brownsburg & Linda McCammack (husband: Tim) of Brownsburg & 8 grandchildren.
Friends may call 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 with the service to follow at 2 p.m. at Salvation Army, 1110 Union Street, Lafayette, IN 47904. Major Jim Irvin officiating with interment at Rest Haven Memorial Park. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Cancer Network. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com