Larry Holmes

September 16, 1947 ~ February 20, 2021 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Larry Holmes Obituary

Larry O’Dell Holmes, 73, of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Larry was born on September 16, 1947, to parents Richard and Clara (Poole) Holmes in Brooklyn, NY.  He matriculated through the NYC Public School system, attending PS 111 and then graduating from Long Island City High School in 1965.  After high school, Larry enlisted in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  His tour of duty afforded him the opportunity to travel extensively in Southeast Asia and Europe.  Larry served from January of 1966 to October 1969 whereupon he was honorably discharged.  In 1973, Larry began his career as a Corrections Officer at Riker’s Island, NY, and retired in 1993 after 20 years of service.

Larry was predeceased by both parents, as well as his sister,Traci Kim Holmes.  He is survived by his wife, Sharlene, daughter, Anisha, grandson Success Amare, brothers Richard S. Holmes II (Cassaundra), Gerald S. Holmes, and Wesley Holmes,as well as a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins.

Larry will be interred at the Edenborn Cemetery in McClellandtown, PA (Fayette County) on April 3, 2021, at 3 pm.  He will join her parents, Richard & Clara, and sister Traci K as well as a host of other family members.

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