Robert F HolmesSeptember 28, 1925 ~ April 18, 2017 (age 91)
Robert F Holmes, 91 of West Salem died Tuesday April 18, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice of Wooster. Funeral Services will be Saturday April 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 8992 Firestone Road, Homerville with Pastor Robert Combs officiating. Friends will be received at the Matteson Funeral Home on Friday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in Fair Haven Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home website at mattesonfh.com
He was born Sept 28, 1925 in West Salem the son of Fenton and Gertrude (Kline)Holmes.
He graduated from Congress High School in 1943where he played baseball and basketball. He attended Bryan University in Dayton, Tennessee He graduated from Akron Bible Institute in 1951.
He married Alice (Scobey)Holmes on August 24, 1946 They spent 68 years together.
Rev. Holmes pastored at Grace Brethren Church as Senior Pastor for 50 years.
Bob was a member of Belgian Draft Horse Association of America. He raised register Belgian Horses for 32 years and judged many shows.
He also was secretary of Fair Haven cemetery for over 26 years, drove bus for Black River School System for 23 years and was a painter for over 20 years.
He is survived by his son, Donald Holmes of Cutler, Ohio, brother, Stanley Holmes of West Salem and nieces and nephews.
His parents, wife Alice, two infant daughters, brother Richard Holmes and a sister Aletha Altfather died previously