William L. "Bill" Holmes Sr.

November 1, 1936April 12, 2014

William L. “Bill” Holmes Sr., age 77, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on November 1, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan, to the late Halford & 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, Florida, 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 8 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, April 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM 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 AM 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


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 16, 2014

William L. "Bill" Holmes Sr.

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April 21, 2014

Titia, So sorry for your loss.

Sonnie Fuller

Kim Becket

April 17, 2014

Titia and family, so sorry to hear about the loss of Bill. He was such a wonderful man. I will remember the times together with all of you. Know in your hearts he is in a better place and not suffering. God Bless you all.
Kim (Shields)Beckett

Charlotte Sherman

April 16, 2014

My sincere sympathy for your family. May you find comfort in family, friends and memories.

Paul &^ Connie Hodson

April 16, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss Paul thought Bill was a super nice guy he knew him from the fire dept.....He will be greatly missed........

dennis butts

April 16, 2014

sorry to hear of your lose. i always enjoyed chatting with mr holmes.
dennis butts

David McGriff

April 16, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. Sharon just called me a little while ago. He was a good man and will be missed. His cousin, David McGriff from Deltona, Florida

Marvin & Barb Mann

April 16, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss, Titia. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Debbie (Wright) Nisonger

April 16, 2014

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Be strong Titia.

Marilyn Sommer

April 15, 2014

.I am so sorry for your loss, Titia. Remember the good times and know that he is with you in spirit always. Classmate - Marilyn Swallow-Sommer

April 15, 2014

Barry, Jessica, and I share your grief. I'm glad he is not suffering anymore. May God comfort you and your family.