Glenn Holmes

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 10/19/2009 14:00:00

10/20/2009 14:00:00

Glenn W. Holmes, age 74, resident of Willard went home to be with his Lord on October 16, 2009. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born on March 28, 1935 in Willard, Ohio to the late Howard and Marjorie (Sparks) Holmes and had been a resident of Willard all of his life. He retired from Gould/Tenneco in Milan, Ohio in 1997 after 40 years of service. He enjoyed yard work, cars, his dog, and especially his grandchildren. Glenn was a devoted fan of Willard High School football and basketball. Until his illness stopped him from attending, he had missed only two home Willard High School basketball games in well over 35 years.
Glenn was a 1954 graduate of Willard High School where he earned varsity letters in baseball, basketball and football. One of his fondest memories was meeting the legendary OSU football coach Woody Hayes in the Buckeye locker room his senior year. He met his wife Shirley when he was 17 and she was 16. They married on February 18, 1956. He was a kind, caring and gentle person who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his wife, Shirley (Adams) Holmes, he is survived by daughters Susan (James) Wiles and Shelley Grundish, both of Willard; sons David Holmes of Springfield, OH and Steven (Donna) Holmes of Leesburg, GA; six grandchildren, Whitney, Haley and Landon Wiles, Cody and Matthew Grundish, and Madison Holmes; brothers, Rev. Harold (Nell) Holmes and Larry (Thelma) Holmes and sisters, Wanda Pelchar, Janice Nead, Linda Howell and Glenda Duncan.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Loris Gearheart and three brothers, Wendell, Gerald and John Holmes.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Monday, October 19, 2009 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM. Funeral services will be held at the Willard Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Rev. Jim Trainer and Elder John Boyd will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven. Friends may send memorial contributions to the Willard High School Athletic Fund or the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (Great Commission Fund), if they wish. Online condolences may be left for the family at


Matt Wallace - Nov 17, 2009

Hey Steve…sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.
I lost my dad in 06…Stay Strong Brutha Holmes!!!….Peace Matt Wallace..

R eNea Owens - Oct 28, 2009

I am sorry to hear of the death in your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
ReNea Owens

JOSIE CONLEY - Oct 26, 2009


JOSIE CONLEY - Oct 26, 2009


Lenny and Mary Branham - Oct 23, 2009

Shelley and family.
We are so sorry about your dad.
He was such a nice man.
We know how hard it will be to go on. But be strong and remember all the good times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Nancy Buzzard Skeans - Oct 22, 2009

Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. I lived many years across the alley from Glenn and his family Deepest sympathy
Nancy Buzzard Skeans and roger Keller

Brian Bevier - Oct 20, 2009

Susan, Jim and family
Truly sorry to hesr of your father’s passing. Please know that I am praying for your family at this time of his journey home.
God Bless

Darlene King - Oct 19, 2009

Very sorry to hear of your fathers’s passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Darlene King

Frank Henak - Oct 19, 2009

I was saddened to hear about Glenn’s passing. I was glad I got to talk with him at John’s funeral. Glenn was a swell, friendly person with no vices. He was a good neighbor and childhood friend. He always had a smile and I know he will be greatly missed. Although I will not be able to see you personally, my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Gwen Holmes - Oct 19, 2009

I love you and wish I could be there with you. I’m keeping you in my prayers. It was so good to hear your voice yesterday. I hope you can feel my arms around you. You are on my mind.
You and Glenn have been wonderful brother and sister to me. And that time was way to short.

Love Gwen

Amanda Stanfield - Oct 18, 2009

Dear Shirley and family,
Please know how very sorry we are to hear of Glenn’s death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Matthew and Amanda Stanfield

Margaret Kessler - Oct 18, 2009

Shirley and family,
I am very sorry to hear about Glen. I will sadly be unable to attend the services but want you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug Garling - Oct 18, 2009

Shelley, Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Connie Morgan - Oct 17, 2009

I’m sorry about your dad, what a sweet guy he was. Now he can rest without pain and be with Dad and Gerald again. My prayers are with you all.

Joni K. Polachek - Oct 17, 2009

Susan, Shelley, and family,
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.