Donald E. Holmes of Coweta County, Georgia passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 11, 2018, surrounded by family.
Don was born in Wheeling, W.Va. He proudly served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy and retired from United Airlines. He enjoyed golfing, carpentry and his dog Lady.
Don is survived by his sister, Mary Lou Bertram, Pinehurst, N.C.; two children, Thad (Susan) Holmes, McDonough, Sherry Mattox(David Williamson), Ellenwood; grandchildren Eric, (wife Ashley), Christina, Emily and Allison; great-granddaughter,
Lillian; and close loved ones Michelle and Mark Walls, Griffin, and Justin Roach, Newnan.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hanson and Gertrude Holmes, and brother, Jerry.
A Celebration of Life is being held Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Tyrone Depot, 847 Senoia Road, Tyrone, GA 30290.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Sacred Journey in McDonough for their compassionate care of Don during his stay there. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation.