Richard K. Holmes

February 12, 2017

Richard K. Holmes, 84, of Frankfort, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Wesley Manor. Born September 23, 1932 in Frankfort, Ind., to the late Kenneth Harry & Helen Ruth (Green) Holmes. He married Marjorie Ellen Yarnell on June 18, 1955 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on August 19, 1989.  He then married Doris Irene (Johnson) Hines on November 2, 1991 at the First Christian Church and she survives.

He was a 1951 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Purdue University.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1953-1961.  Richard worked for Norfolk-Southern Railroad as a civil engineer for 36 years, retiring on September 1, 1987.  He was a member of the First Christian Church, where he served as past Deacon & Elder and was in the DIACS’S Sunday school class.  He was also a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis and the American Legion Post #12.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 16th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church.

Survived by:

Wife: Doris Holmes of Frankfort, Indiana, 2 Daughters: Connie Sue (Brett) Sharman of La Center, Washington, Karen Mae Holmes of Muncie, Indiana, Son: Steven Richard Holmes of Elyria, Ohio, 2 Step-Sons: Gregory Kyle (Lori) Hines of Brownsburg, Indiana, Douglas Richard (Lisa) Hines of Frankfort, Indiana, Sister: Ann Louise Elliott of Atlanta, Georgia, 9 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Mark Richard Holmes.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Richard K. Holmes”

  1. Charles and Sue Fink February 13, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Doris and family
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I wish we could be there for you, but will pray for you and your family. Rich was such a wonderful Christian man and it was a privilege to know him.
    Charlie and Sue Fink

  2. Lynn Glick February 13, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Dear Doris
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. Richard was a lovely person. Having met him , I feel sad at your loss and thinking of you during this difficult time.
    Lynn Glick

  3. Jack Scheid February 14, 2017 at 10:26 am

    So sorry to learn of Richard’s Passing. He was a really neat guy and we had breakfast for years together at our Thursday Prayer Group. Will miss him. Jack Scheid

  4. Butch & Eileen Huffer February 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.

  5. Jan Kersey February 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Doris, So sorry to read of the recent death of Richard. We know he will be sadly missed. You were such a great caretaker for him and wife. Thinking of you during this sad time.
    Jan and Gary

  6. Jon & Phyllis Gallipo February 15, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Doris: So sorry to learn of Rich’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rich was a wonderful man. Always enjoyed
    being with him.

  7. John & Grace Miller February 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Doris and Family, We are very sorry about Richard..A great gentleman. John & Grace

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