David Brian Holmes 73, of Lima died 2:07 P.M., Sunday April 4 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1937 in Indianapolis, IN to Karl Leon and Mary Harlen Holmes, both deceased. He married Denise L. Carder June 29, 1990 and she survives in Lima.
Mr. Holmes had been a truck driver for 30 years for several trucking companies, he retired from Shawnee Transportation, his CB Handle was “Popeye” and he was an avid NASCAR and Indianapolis Colts fan.
Survivors include 3 daughters: Marla (Kevin) Reeves of Murphysboro, IL, Theresa ‘Terry’ Keith of Fremont, CA and Karley Jo Holmes of Lima, Ohio, 2 grandchildren Brooke Reaves and Ryan Keith, a brother: Robert (Sharry) Holmes of Odon, IN, 2 sisters: Glenda Lucas of Odon, IN and Sharon Pickering of Avon, IN and 8 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Jacquette Holmes a granddaughter Blake Reeves and a brother-in-law Gene Arthur.
Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday April 10 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Pastor Rob Pophal officiating. The family will receive friends 2 hours prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm