Phillip Holmes

Life began for Phillip Wayne Holmes on October 7, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Willie and Zelma (Pitts) Holmes. Phillip enjoyed playing and watching basketball. He also enjoyed watching football.

Phillip graduated from East High School where he played basketball and wrestled. He later started working for the City of Columbus in the sanitation department. After retiring from the City of Columbus, Philip became a driver for Corporate Courier.

Phillip met his sweetheart, Emma Freeman, at Franklin Junior High School. He always knew she would be the one he would marry. Phillip and Emma were united in holy matrimony on June 15, 1968. To this union, two children were born: Tamara and Bryant Holmes.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Zelma Holmes; brothers, Ronald, Andrew (Louella), and Stanley Holmes; sister, Hilma Jean Sanders; and nephew, Ronald Holmes.

Phillip, age 70, departed this life on March 5, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 51 years, Emma Holmes; daughter, Tamara Holmes; son, Bryant (Kimberly) Holmes; 3 grandchildren, Christopher Wright, Lakeia Wright, and Bryant (Immanuel) Holmes; six great-grandchildren; sister’s-in-law, Diane Holmes and Betty Holmes; six nephews; six nieces; and a host of other family and friends.

Visitation 11:00am and Memorial Service 12:00pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Our thoughts are with the family in this time of need. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.

  2. Pam Delozier Fresenius Dialysis

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I know he is now at peace and no longer in pain. He was such a sweet man. We will miss him in dialysis.

  3. Sorry for your loss. May the GOD of peace and comfort you on this journey. Mr Holmes well done job Sir rest well in the arms of GOD.

  4. Fabienne Goins-Butler

    My deepest condolences
    Praying daily for you and your family

  5. The Abston Family

    With our deepest sympathy and prayers. I wish we could’ve been there. May God bless and keep you guys. Love always…

  6. My deepest Condolence to all. Love you all.

    Cousin,
    Cheryl G-Moore
    No storm last forever.

  7. Mr & Mrs Jimmie Moreland III

    Praying for you and your family. We extend our heartfelt condolences and will keep all of you lifted in prayer. May the Most High comfort, strengthen and give you peace today and in the days to come.
    Much Love – Jimmie M3 and Family

  8. I am so sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing. I send my love and caring thoughts to Emma, Tami and Bryant and all of the family. I remember him as a great person who loved his family very much. I would run into him sometimes at the store when you lived on Stygler Rd. I know he will be deeply missed. My family sends our Deepest Condolences. Love, Cookie.

  9. My deepest condolences to all of the family. May God fill your needs at this time and forevermore. May peace and strength be your portion at this time. I pray that love wrap around you all.

  10. Tammy I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. One always thinks their dad is going to be there forever. Whenever you see a penny on the ground pick it up . Penny from heaven. My prayers are with you

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