Larry Holmes

January 19, 1955 - June 8, 2019
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Larry A. Holmes, 64, of Tuscarawas, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Arnold and Alice James Holmes and was a 1973 graduate of Indian Valley North High School and also a gradua…

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Larry A. Holmes, 64, of Tuscarawas, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Community Hospice Truman House at New Philadelphia, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born in Dover, he was the son of the late Arnold and Alice James Holmes and was a 1973 graduate of Indian Valley North High School and also a graduate of Stark Tech in Canton. He had retired from Superior Beverage, where he had worked as a Salesman.

Known as “Uncle Larry” to many, he was an active member of the Indian Valley Booster Club for over forty-five years and was currently serving as President of the Indian Valley Board of Education. Larry was a member of the Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship in Uhrichsville and the Tuscarawas V.F.W.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy L. Kirkpatrick Holmes, whom he married April 30, 1978; a daughter, Megan (Dirk) Kreinbihl of Gnadenhutten, two sons, Gregory and Todd Holmes both of Tuscarawas; two sisters, Becky Kostelnik of Columbus and Mallory (Kenny) Hutchison of New Philadelphia; a brother, Garry (Holly) Holmes of New Philadelphia; seven grandchildren, Bryxton and Brielle Kreinbihl, Carter and Casey Holmes, Carsen Graham and Macy and Caden Stevens; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jay and Sue Albright of Gnadenhutten; two brothers-in-law, Scot (Bobbie) Kirkpatrick and Brad Kirkpatrick; three sisters-in-law, Kelly (Ed) Rabes, Sally (Randy) Wineman and Carla Albright and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, a brother, Robert Holmes Sr. and a nephew, Brian Hutchison are also deceased.

A funeral service celebrating Larry’s life will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship at Uhrichsville with Pastor Jimmy Stull officiating. Burial will follow in St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery at Tuscarawas with a reception will be held in the Tuscarawas VFW immediately following. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4 to 7 PM in the Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship Church at Uhrichsville.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Indian Valley Athletic Boosters, 253 South Walnut St. Gnadenhutten, Ohio, 44629.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship Church

Address:

132 Kutcham Drive
Uhrichsville, OH 44683

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Service Information

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Time: 10:30 am

Uhrichsville Christian Fellowship Church

Address:

132 Kutcham Drive
Uhrichsville, OH 44683

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery

Address:

215 Church Street, TUSCARAWAS, OH, 44682

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Reception Information

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Tuscarawas VFW Hall

Address:

421 N Main Street
Tuscarawas, Ohio 44682

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Donation Information

Indian Valley Athletic Boosters

PO Box 130
Gnadenhutten, Ohio 44629

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Born: January 19, 1955
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Condolences for Larry Holmes

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Sharman sullivan posted on 6/14/19

We are so very sorry for your huge loss. Rick and I are praying for peace and comfort.

 

Bud & Ruth Mattevi posted on 6/13/19

Our sympathy to all of his family. May the many happy memories help them through this difficult time.

 

David and Paula Allensworth posted on 6/13/19

Sandy, Greg,Todd and Meghan you have our deepest sympathy. A truly great person, Dad and Husband. His love for IV school was amazing. To me Larry was Mr Brave.

 

Ruth Hursey posted on 6/13/19

So sorry for your loss. Larry will be greatly missed by many. Praying that our Lord and Savior surrounds you with love and healing.

 

Deborah Strickmaker posted on 6/13/19

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of a great Man, Husband, Father and Friend. Larry’s left a great legacy. All our love and prayers to you, Sandy, and your entire family. ???

 

Scott Stafford posted on 6/13/19

Sorry for your loss. Larry was a great man and friend who will be missed.

 

Terry&Linda Correll posted on 6/13/19

Sorry to heard about Larry. He was such a nice person. Sorry for your loss.

 

Bill Jones posted on 6/13/19

My prayers goes out to the family. Larry was one heck of a nice person Knew him for many years and the whole family. Larry will be missed by all.

 

Cindy Davis posted on 6/13/19

We were so sorry to hear about Larry. We will keep your family in our prayers. Marvin and Cindy Davis

 

Tammy Archinal posted on 6/13/19

My heart breaks for all of you.. big hugs and lots of prayers? Love, Tammy Archinal

 

Hank Allgyer posted on 6/12/19

So sad to lose such a wonderful guy! Blessings to Sandy, family & all!

 

Glenn A Porter posted on 6/12/19

My sympathy to the Larry's family. He was a great guy. A real gentleman.

 

Doug and Brenda Stafford posted on 6/12/19

Sending our sincere condolences at the loss of your loved one. Larry was a very special person and a friend to all. He will be missed.

 

Janet (Zanon) Roth posted on 6/12/19

I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all.

 

Karen (Beitzel) Welch posted on 6/12/19

So sorry for your loss. Larry always had a smile and a friendly hello for everyone. I don't think he ever met a stranger.

 

Gary Miller posted on 6/12/19

So very sad.Another great person passes way to early.Prayers to the family.He was a long time friend.

 

Mike & Shirley Davis posted on 6/12/19

With Sympathy; My heart is with you in your loss and pain.

 

Matt Lancaster and Family posted on 6/11/19

Our condolences and prayers to Sandy and the entire Holmes family. IV's loss is heaven's gain! He truly lived a selfless life, and the impacts that he made on IV, kids, and friends will last for generations.

 

Lindsay Trushell posted on 6/11/19

So many memories. I’ll miss his smile and laugh and big hugs. Love you all Holmes family. My heart hurts for you and this whole community. He was one of a kind.

 

Dawn Smitley posted on 6/11/19

Thoughts and prayers to all of you, such a WONDERFUL man!

 

Tina Mayle posted on 6/11/19

Megan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was way too young.

 

Frank Leone posted on 6/11/19

Sandy and ,family you have my deepest sympathy in this time of loss and sorrow ,LARRY and I put up alote of beer displays to gether in buehlers , wear I worked , our family was from roswell too , your in my thoughts and prayers , Frank Leone

 

Linda Terry posted on 6/11/19

Knew Larry several years ago. Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to the families.

 

John & Char Ervin posted on 6/11/19

We are very sorry for your family's loss. Larry was always a very friendly and caring person. Our prayers are with all of you.

 

Jim and Danielle Carlisle posted on 6/11/19

Truly one of the kindest and most caring persons I’ve ever known. So giving of his time for anyone that needed it. From little league baseball to sporting events to fund raisers. Larry was right in the middle of it. I had so many fun times with Larry in baseball and flag football. He will be sorely missed by anyone whose life was touched by him. Sandy and family, may our lord and savior comfort you and ease your pain and suffering. John 14: 1-3. Jim and Danielle Carlisle

 

Bill and Bonnie Frohnapfel posted on 6/11/19

To the family of Larry Holmes, our prayers are coming to all of you! God took Larry to his Heavenly Home because he needed some one special and Larry filled that! I will never cross a Railroad tracks that I don't think of him. It was a joke from wrestling season and he always brought it up when we talked! May God hold all of you in His arms!

 

Linda Coulter Davis posted on 6/11/19

I am so sorry for your loss. Larry and I went through school and graduated together. Many prayers for your family.

 

Ken and Caren McCauley posted on 6/11/19

Condolences Sandy to you and your family. Larry was a great guy that cared about everyone, now he will be watching down on everyone from above. He will be truly missed.

 

Mary Wiles posted on 6/11/19

My condolences to the family and all his friends May God comfort and heal all who knew him. RIP Larry

 

Gerry & Shelia (Sizemore) Trachsel posted on 6/11/19

Our deepest sympathy for Larry's family. He was loved and respected by many. He fought the hard fight. Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain but will still be watching over all of you.

 

Jeff and Trish Melnichenko posted on 6/11/19

Your family is in our hearts. Larry was a great man and friend. He will be missed deeply by everyone he touched. May all the love around you bring you comfort and peace. We will miss our friend. With love and hugs Jeff and Trish

 

Roger Strawser posted on 6/11/19

R.I.P. My Friend!

 

Michael Young posted on 6/11/19

Best Salesman we ever had visit us on a weekly basis. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time . Employees of Tbone Sales

 

McWilliams Family posted on 6/10/19

Thoughts and prayers for all, very sorry for your loss, Rest In Peace, Larry

 

Rocky Dusenberry posted on 6/10/19

Larry was always the 1st to crack a joke. All these years, In one way or another he seemed to always around, from sponsoring out Flag football team to being the clock operator while I'm ref'in. He always had a great spirit about him. He will be greatly missed. Rocky Dusenberry

 

Jim Crowell posted on 6/10/19

So sorry for Larry's family, he was well liked by many

 

Janet Stull posted on 6/10/19

Sandy and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you and keep his arms wrapped around you at this difficult time. Kendall and Janet Stull

 

William G Belknap posted on 6/10/19

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the families. Have many memories growing up in Roswell with Larry and siblings.

 

Dave & Pat Metzger posted on 6/10/19

So sorry to hear of his passing. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Jill Grovd posted on 6/10/19

So sorry to see this! I don’t think Larry ever met anyone that he didn’t consider a friend. He will be missed by all who knew him! He loved his “Big Blue” and “Braves”!! Willie and I are so sorry! Willie and Jill (Campbell) Grove

 

Jill Walker posted on 6/10/19

So deeply sorry to hear about Larry, may God give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time, hugs and prayers to you all. ?? With heartfelt sympathy, John, Jill and Jonathon Walker

 

Steve and Cathy Wells posted on 6/10/19

Sandy, Megan, Greg, Todd and family: Everyone loves Larry and a piece of our heart will always keep those individual memories we have alive... No more seeing him in pain and suffering! Praying our Lord and Savior gives you strength and you find peace knowing the Father and Larry are face to face celebrating his homecoming! We love your family and our prayers continue for everyone of you.

 

Sally And Jimmy Barker posted on 6/10/19

So very sorry for you loss! Larry was a wonderful man with a great family! Love to you all with prayers for strength in the future.

 

Mark and Joyce Renicker posted on 6/10/19

We are so sorry to hear about Larry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family..

 

Valerie Cookson posted on 6/10/19

My deepest sympathies to The Family. So sorry for Your loss. Larry was liked by all who knew him. God be with you at this time.

 

Emily Simpkins posted on 6/10/19

I send my love and healing comforts to all family and friends of Larry. RIP.

 

Cindy Peterman posted on 6/10/19

We are so sorry to hear about Larry! Are thoughts are with you all!

 

Susan Galbraith posted on 6/10/19

My thoughts and prayers are for you all. I've known the Holmes family for many, many years. RIP, twin!

 

Barbara Fox Blankenship posted on 6/10/19

I’m so sorry for your loss. Larry was one of the best. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Larry , you fought a good fight .

 

Joe Gray posted on 6/10/19

Great public servant and an even better man. You will be missed by many. ?

 

Paul Lynch posted on 6/10/19

Thoughts and prayers to the Holmes family. Larry was a great man I'm glad to be able to call him a friend. Fly high Larry

 

Tammy LeMasters posted on 6/10/19

RIP our friend. Basil will miss yelling Larry, but I bet he still does. Prayers to the family.

 

Josh posted on 6/10/19

I’m sorry for your loss Greg, life is short and very precious. That’s something we learn the hard way unfortunately but our condolences bud.

 

Carolyn Vaughn posted on 6/10/19

Dear Mallory and Family, So very sorry for your loss, please know I am thinking of you all...Sending hugs and sympathy....

 

Andrea Emerick posted on 6/10/19

We are very sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sincerely, Dave and Andrea Emerick

 

Miki (Burcher) Conklin posted on 6/10/19

My deepest sympathy for the many family members and friends that felt like family to Larry. He was such a wonderful man, and will be greatly missed by anyone that had the pleasure of knowing him. No words are strong enough to describe the loss the whole community is feeling over his passing. May the Lord God be with you all and give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. I'm so thankful I was blessed enough to get to know Larry. I'll cherish the memories I have of Larry always! God bless you all!

 

Brent Carter posted on 6/10/19

Proud to call Larry a friend. Heaven gained a true gentleman. Thoughts and prayers to Sandy and the Holmes family. Larry will be missed.

 

John Fox posted on 6/10/19

So sorry to hear of the loss of Larry. Prayers for the family. John and Lisa Fox

 

K McAbier posted on 6/10/19

Condolences to the entire family. Larry was an amazing man.

 

Brian & Charlene Hunt posted on 6/10/19

To the whole family we are very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Larry was A wonderful man and will truly be missed by everyone who knew him.

 

Tracey Milburn posted on 6/10/19

So sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you all! Larry was such a good man!

 

Carol & Kim England posted on 6/10/19

So very sorry. Prayers for the family

 

Randy and Rosemary Bolon posted on 6/10/19

Sending you and your family our deepest sympathy! So sorry for your loss!

 

Margie West posted on 6/10/19

So very sorry for your loss.

 

Dave and Ruth Meese posted on 6/10/19

Sandy and family: Sincere prayers and sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Larry. He was a great person who will be missed deeply by the entire community, but never forgotten. God Bless and comfort you.

 

Sara Lehigh posted on 6/10/19

The world would be a better place if there were more gentlemen like Larry Holmes. Our deepest Sympathy to Sandy and Family. Prayers and much Love. Brent and Sara Lehigh

 

Dena Lovell posted on 6/10/19

Larry will be remembered as the great guy he was, sorry for your loss

 

Mike Gunther posted on 6/10/19

Our deepest sympathy to Larry's family--he was a true Indian Valley fan, loyal without question!

 

Jayne Ross posted on 6/10/19

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to all of the family and friends of Larry. He was a great man and will be sorely missed by so many. God bless ? Jayne and Dave Ross

 

Pam McDonald posted on 6/10/19

So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Larry as a vendor when I worked at Wal-Mart. He will be missed.

 

Becky (Byers) Phillips posted on 6/10/19

My deepest sympathy to all of Larry's family. He was a wonderful person! He is going to be missed.

 

Dodie George posted on 6/10/19

One of the nicest person I ever met. The world was a better place with him in it. So sorry for your loss.

 

Cheryl Meese posted on 6/10/19

Jen and Mallory, I am so sorry. Larry fought a very hard battle. Im praying God will comfort and strengthen you throughout this difficult time. Love, Cheryl Meese

 

Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 6/10/19

To all of Larry's family and friends, we are sending our deepest sympathy to each of You! Larry was loved by so many people he will never be forgotten. Fly High Larry! Tim and Mary Meiser

 

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