Jack L. Holmes

Jack L. Holmes

Jack passed away Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Wings Home in Allegan.

He was born April 18, 1939 in Otsego the son of Clifton and Laura (Root) Holmes. Jack served his country in the United States Navy. He was a lifelong resident of the area and had worked at Gibson Guitar, Kal-Equip, GenTex, Donnelly Corporation, Allen Test Products and had retired from Preferred Plastics. After his retirement he drove cars for Harold Zeigler Ford. In his spare time Jack enjoyed playing music, fishing, golfing, shooting pool, spending time with his family and friends and mowing the yard on his riding mower. He was a life member of the Otsego VFW Post #3030. On June 25, 1977 he married Linda Edson who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Dan (Sherri Kuiper) Holmes of Plainwell, Deb (Keith) Todd of Otsego, Denise (Bob) Golm of Byron Center, Darlene (Bob) Enos of Otsego, Jackie (Marvin) Fox of Plainwell, David (Kathie) Holmes of Wayland and Angela (Fred Oaks) Holmes of Kalamazoo; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, LeRoy, brothers, William and Tom Holmes and by his sisters, Laura Lewis and Ruth Holmes.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Jack’s family starting at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M. with Celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Military Honors by Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Contributions in memory of Jack may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan or Otsego VFW Post #3030.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Bronson Family says:

    Angie, Morgan and Linda we are so sorry for your loss!!! Prayers for your family!!!

  2. Tammy Thompson Drake says:

    Holmes Family, so very sorry, my heart and prayers are with you all. God bless, let your beautiful memories help you thru this very hard time.

  3. Craig Panse says:

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing . I’m glad I had a chance to get to know him , however briefly . He was a great guy .

  4. Teri & Jack Laster says:

    My dear friend Linda & family. I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My heart breaks for you all. I’ll never forget all our beautiful memories & hope your special memories will bring you comfort & peace. Jacks kind spirit & friendly nature will always bring a smile to all who knew him! Many hugs, tons of love & prayers for all of you.

  5. Bruce Moran says:

    Sorry for your loss. I meet Jack at the VFW years ago. He always had a smile for you. Jack helped out my family in some hard times. You will me missed. Glad I had the opportunity to meet such a great person.

  6. Bill & Sally Oge says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your lose, he will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers are with the family.

  7. Saucedo family says:

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Jack was a great man and has left behind a legacy in all of his children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. george hoots says:

    ellen and i are sorry for your loss

  9. Timothy & Judy Gates Hayes says:

    My heart and prayers go out to Linda & Angie and the rest of the family. Jack was a wonderful person and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to meet and know him. He will be truly missed. Keep his memories close to your heart and he will be with you forever.. May God comfort you at this time.

  10. Tony Schuster says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. 🙁
    I will miss him very much.
    Love you all. We’re like family.


  11. Chuck Pritchard, says:

    Jack always called me, little Chucky as i grew up with this man playin his bass with my Dad in menny band..I miss the family gathering’s as they picked on threw out the night while us kid’s would find trouble to get in to,ha.. Jack use to say to me, your going to be a good picker like your Dad some day.. Thank you Jack for treating me with the up most respect.,, RIP,, Chucky..

  12. Larry & Kathi Fuss says:

    Jackie and family: SO sorry to hear of your dad’s passing! Hugs , thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

  13. Kris (Nicholson) Moran says:

    Another angel has gone to heaven… Rest in Paradise my friend You will be missed by many. I have known you since I was a kid and you always welcomed my kids and husband at the VFW. We all send hugs to Linda and family to get you through the tough times. The Moran family.

  14. Linda McCormick says:

    So sorry for your loss Jack was such a nice man with a great sense of humor. I remember back in the 70’s listening to him & Jack Helms when they had their band together. RIP

  15. Ralph and Deb Gates (Maiden NC) says:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. I would like to say, the very first time I met Jack he made me feel like we had been friend for years. I know everyone knows this but, Jack Holmes was (is) a great man! he will be missed.

  16. Sherry Wiltshire says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jack was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him.

  17. jo golden says:

    Linda , I am so sorry for your loss . God bless.

  18. Birmans says:

    Angie and Linda I am so very sorry for your loss, we just lost our dad as well so I know the hurt your feeling and it dont go away, but the hurt slowly starts to even out with the great memories your have of him and you will soon find yourself giving a little smile but one thing will never change you will always feel him with you and it makes each day easier. We are thinking and praying for your family in this hard time.

  19. David Pierce says:

    Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family.

  20. Terry VanLent says:

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, praying for your heart to heal. Jack was such a warm, loving, thoughtful man, I always liked being around him, always smiling. GOD BLESS YOU and you family.

  21. Cheryl (Oge) Knapp says:

    Keeping the family in my prayers. I remember Jack through his music. Remembering him mostly from his performing at the Garden Lounge, where I worked. Another good member has joined the angels.

  22. Marlene Gregersen says:

    I met Jack when I worked and he and the band played at the Garden Lounge. Those were the good times.

  23. Jeff & Ellen Volker says:

    Our deepest condolences for the entire Holmes family. Prayers of peace!

  24. Doug and Judy Scheppelman says:

    Dan, Deb, Denise, Darlene and Jackie, Sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  25. Lennie Borgman says:

    Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, love and prayers to you and your family. Jack was a good man and I will miss him.

  26. Bill and Janice Thompson says:

    Dear Linda and Holmes Family,
    Our sincerest condolences to everyone … May our Lord God hold all of you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

  27. The VanDams says:

    To the Holmes family: We are so sorry for your loss and the sorrow you must be feeling. We will be praying for your whole family to find peace during this sad time. Love & Miss you.

  28. Allen & Karrie Chapman says:

    With heavy hearts we give our condolences to the family. To Jack We shared many great times through music. You’re a very special person, you have left an impression in the local music scene that will last forever! Rest in peace my friend. Al, Karrie & family

  29. Trudy (Snyder) Groen says:

    Dan and family my thoughts and prayers are with you . So many good memories of your dad playing music and having fun especially at Otsego Inn and Garden Lounge. Always a joker.Remember he will always be near and watching over you.

  30. Judy Galloway says:

    Linda and the Holmes Family, I am so sorry for your loss.

  31. Theresa Irving says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Jack. He was a good man. Will be missed. Always enjoyed seeing him as and Aunt Linda at the fish fry’s.

  32. Nancy Lee Pickron (and Pritchard's) says:

    To Jack’s family, My husband, “Chuck Pritchard,Sr” played lead-guitar w/ Jack for years & I miss those good ole’ days, we were like family.I ask God to help comfort his children & family, He will be greatly missed by me and by SO many who loved him & loved his music, He’s playing in his “Heavenly-home” now with so many of his buddies who went before him

  33. Jonette (Jake) Kent says:

    My thoughts and prayers to all of the Holmes family. I have know Jack for many of years and also worked with him, Linda, Angie and Deb. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

  34. Sherry & Bill Harrison says:

    Prayers going out to Angie Linda & family’s : Jack will be missed by all of us .Jack played music with alot of my family over the Years he had a heart of Gold .I also worked with Jack at Preferred .

  35. Steve and Cathy Adamczyk says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss but rejoice in the hope that Our Lord holds Jack in His loving arms! Our love and prayers for all.

  36. Ronnie Marks says:

    My thoughts are with all of Jack’s family and friends. Very sad to lose such a great person. Rest in peace, Jack…..and keep on plunkin’ on that bass guitar with Charlie Pritchard up there in Heaven.

  37. gary and rose kellum says:

    linda and family so sorry for your loss .he will be missed

  38. Joyce Sheldon says:

    So sorry to hear of Jacks passing.
    The kindness of the Holmes family shown to Dean in his young years really meant a lot to him and was never forgotten. Thoughts and Prayers are with you.

  39. Karen Harrington Stedman says:

    Linda,I am so sorry to hear about Jacks passing. If there is anything I can do to help you let me know. My prayers are with you and your family

  40. Vicki Wilson says:

    Linda and family. So sorry for your loss.

  41. Joe & Kelly (Hare) Sherwood says:

    Linda and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Jack. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  42. Judy Chybik says:

    Dearest Linda, David, Angie, and family
    Mike and I are so sorry to hear about Jack. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult times. Jack is an angel in heaven watching over all of his family. Love You

  43. Lynn Nicholson says:

    To Linda and Your family. Sorry of losing Jack, he sure was one of the nicest man I have even met. Back in the good ole days while he played in the band at Otsego Inn , he and the band were very friendly and fun to everyone. I pray for peace and comfort to get you and your family thru this difficult time. Let the good memories help you thru this. God Bless !!

  44. TERESA SMITH says:

    So sorry to hear about Jack. Keeping LInda & family in our thoughts & prayers.

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