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Celebration of Life

Creston United Methodist Church
Saturday March 19th, 2022

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David Lee Holmes

David Lee Holmes “Honey”, 80, of Creston, North Carolina went to be with Lord after short bout with lung cancer on Saturday March 12, 2022.  He leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Sarah Lee Willard Holmes; daughters Meredith Holmes and Missy Wood Evans; 7 grandchildren.

David loved the Lord. He was a person who loved others and putting them first came naturally. In 1964, David joined the U.S. Marines to serve his country. While he was a Marine he started a family with Sarah. The family lived in Charlotte, North Carolina and that’s  where they raised their two daughters. He worked as an accountant. David went to work for Wilmar Leasing in its beginning stage. He retired as Vice President after 30 years with the company. David and Sarah moved to Three Top Mountain. They loved this community and this community loved them back. David served faithfully thru Ashe Outreach and was also an active member of Creston United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to Creston United Methodist Church in Creston, North Carolina.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Regional Hospice Care, Ash Memorial Hospital and Baptist Hospital for the special love and care that David and his family received.

A service to celebrate the life David Lee Holmes lived will take place at 11:00 am Saturday March 19, 2022 at Creston United Methodist Church. The family will greet friends at the conclusion of the service. 


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I'm sorry to hear about Dave. My dad, Dave Payne, worked with Dave and we did business with Dave at Wilmar.

Tom Payne Apr 2 2022 7:24 PM

This is heartbreaking news. Mr. Holmes was very special to our family. The community will definitely miss this hime town hero!

Doug Ward Apr 1 2022 11:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Holmes

Gloria & Robert Graham Mar 18 2022 11:12 AM

To David's family. I worked with David while he was at Wilmar. He was my account rep. He was also one of my very favorite people. So very kind and always spoke so highly of his family. It was very hard for us at the Y when he retired. Now it's even harder to know he's not in the mountains. My sincere thoughts and prayers for his family.

Tara Longo Mar 17 2022 2:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of David Holmes

David & Rosetta Everhart Mar 16 2022 12:11 PM

This breaks my heart. He and Sarah were great people.Loved them dearly.

Pat Currence Mar 16 2022 7:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Holmes

Sue and Jim Gilley Mar 15 2022 11:34 AM

Sarah and family
David was a wonderful person in our community and our Church. He was always so kind to everyone and put their concerns above his own. He went out of his way many times to help me in my time of need. Our prayers are with all of you and he will be sorely missed. Love to all. Mary Kemp

Mary Kemp Mar 15 2022 10:54 AM

You and your family are in my prayers Love to you

Libby Doster Mar 14 2022 9:11 PM

So sorry Missy. Always tough.

Vicki Salter Mar 14 2022 8:12 PM

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