Robert Holmes

Obituary of Robert Wayne Holmes

Robert Wayne “Grumpy” Holmes, 67, of Forest, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at his home with his family at his side.  He was the husband of Linda Smith Holmes.

Born June 3, 1955 in Tripoli, Libya, Africa. He was a son of the late Theodore Clifton Holmes and Ingeborg Mange Holmes. He was retired Vice-President of Sales and Finance with BB&T Bank. He was of the Baptist faith and went on numerous mission trips around the world.  "Grumpy”, as he was fondly called, deeply loved his family. He loved motorcycles and rode in the “Rolling Thunder” to Washington, D.C. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by two sons, Shawn W. Holmes (Jennifer) of Ozark, Alabama and Trevor W. Holmes (Elia) of Henrico, VA; two daughters, April D. Laughlin (Todd) of Amherst, VA and Sabrina D. Holmes of Dublin, VA; two brothers, Ronald K. Holmes of Colliers, WVA and Richard A. Holmes (Nanette) of Nashville, NC; one sister, Lenora D. Donley of Dallas, NC; four grandchildren, William B. Holmes, Ethan V. Holmes, Clara N. Holmes, and Reese Laughlin; one great-grandchild, Dawson M. Holmes. He was preceded in death by one sister, Donna E. Morris.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 at Diuguid Waterlick Chapel on Sunday, July 31, 2022.  A private inurnment will be held at Amelia Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Diuguid Waterlick Chapel
21914 Timberlake Rd.
Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
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