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W. Holmes Topping Jr.

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POQUOSON - W. Holmes Topping Jr., 70, a native and lifelong resident of Poquoson, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 after a short illness. He retired in 2006 as an Electrical Designer from H. M. Rosenblatt in Newport News, and was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge #161. Holmes was preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine & Holmes Topping Sr. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce M. Topping; daughter, Tracy Wilson; son, Chris Topping (Robin); grandchildren, Kendra Wilson and Christopher Topping Jr.; great-grandchild, Ron Sheppard; and brother, Wayne Topping. The family will receive friends Sunday, Nov. 30, 7:00-8:00 PM, at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, Poquoson, and other times at the home. The funeral service will be held Monday, 2:00 PM, at the funeral home, by Rev. Barry Throckmorton. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park, Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 831 Poquoson Ave., or to the Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, both in Poquoson, VA, 23662. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Nov. 29, 2014
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