John D. Holmes

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 6/11/2009 11:00:00

202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 6/11/2009 14:00:00

John D. Holmes, age 75, lifelong resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2009 in MedCentral Mansfield Hospital. He was born on February 5, 1934 in Willard to the late Howard and Marjorie (Sparks) Holmes. He attended Willard High School and was a member of the Willard Church of the Nazarene. He could always be seen riding his bicycle, going to visit friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Moore) Holmes whom he married February 8, 1975; one daughter, Constance Morgan of Celeryville; one step-son, Cameron (Christine) Keaton of Mount Vernon; one step-daughter, Carmen (Mark) Castro of Broadview Heights; five grandchildren, Cory and Myla Morgan, Madison and Lauren Keaton and Sean (Holly) Slater; one great-grandson, Carson Slater; three brothers, Harold (Nell) of Delaware, OH, Glenn (Shirley) of Willard, Larry (Thelma) of Lakeland, FL; four sisters, Wanda Pelchar of Huron, Janis Nead of Willard, Linda Howell of Attica and Glenda Duncan of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wendell and Gerald Holmes and one sister, Loris Gearhart.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Thursday, June 11, 2009 from 11AM until 2PM where funeral services will be held at 2PM with Rev. Doc Burrows officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, New Haven. Online condolences can be made at


Connie Morgan - Aug 29, 2009

I miss you so much dad. It’s not the same with you not here. I love you.

dee ora newcome - Jun 11, 2009

The Holmes family I extend my deepest condelences. May God bless and keep you during this time of sorrow. Dee Ora Newcome

Glenn, JoAnn, Olivia Baker - Jun 11, 2009

We are so sorry for you loss. We also apologize that we could not make it to the calling hours and funeral service. You are in our prayers.

Rick and Trish Tarr - Jun 9, 2009

Margaret, We are so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing. We will miss seeing him rocking in his rocking chair every nite. If there is anything, anything at all that we can do, please do not hesitate to let us know. Johnny is in a better place now, free from suffering. God Bless you during this difficult time.

Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Jun 9, 2009

Dear Margaret and family,
Please accept our condolences on Johhny’s passing. Lean on God for strength and he will see you through this time. May God comfort you and your family, and give you peace.
God Bless you,
Dennis and Cynthia Branham
Herb and Hazel Lewellen

Gina Lillo Link - Jun 9, 2009

Margaret….I am so sorry for your loss..may you lean on God & those that love you during this difficult time! God bless you!

Karen and Al Bedingfield - Jun 9, 2009

Marg Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Johnny. He always wanted me to make him a sandwich or cover him up with the throw that his sister-n-law Gwen made him. When he was able he loved riding his bike or catching a ride to town. He could be quite the character and he was so fortunate to have you in his life. Because of you and your loving care for Johnny he lived a good life. Please find comfort in the love of family and friends.