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Archer Funeral Home
Friday November 19th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Friday November 19th, 2021

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Thomas Michael Holmes

Mr. Thomas Michael Holmes, age 71, of Lake Butler, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on September 16, 1950, to Joseph William Holmes and Delores Ann (Wainwright) Holmes. He was a lifelong resident of Union County and a 1968 graduate of Union County High. He worked as a mechanic for GE until his retirement in 1993. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but he especially loved playing bluegrass music. Tommy was a member of the North Florida Bluegrass Association and over the years, played in many bands including, The Old Time Way and Tri-County Bluegrass. He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Kristin Renee Holmes; sister, Joanne Hundley; brother-in-law, Thomas Fortner; and Uncle, Jimmy Holmes.

Tommy is survived by his children, Joe (Kelly) Holmes of Lake Butler, Melisa (Troy) Ward of Interlachen, David (Karrie) Holmes of Lake Butler, and Desiree Smith of Lake Butler; his grandchildren, Phillip (Marylu) Holmes, Emily (Aaron) Landwerlen, Ashton Ward, Clayton (Erika) Ward, Jesse Arnold, Madison Arnold, Kaitlyn (Cobie) Mann, Tyler Holmes, Keaton Holmes, Trista Holmes, Brandon Ames, Bailey Garrett, Brailyn Rose, Brooklyn Gay, Brislyn Hamill, Easton Smith, Dylan Smith, and Hunter Smith; great-grandchildren, Maxson and Maelyn Mann, and Emerson Holmes; his wife, Lynette Holmes; his siblings, Patsy Fortner, Barbara (Cliff) Waddell, and Brenda (Billy) Croft all of Lake Butler; Aunt, Gloria Holmes of Middleburg; brother-in-law, Conrad Hundley; a host of extended family also survive.

A funeral to honor Tommy’s life will be held on Friday, November 19, at 11:00 am at Archer-Milton Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Harrison officiating. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008. www.ArcherFuneralHome.com

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A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holmes

Linda Trowell Kirk Nov 22 2021 7:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holmes

Sue ann Waters moatez Nov 20 2021 12:13 AM

a lot of good memories picking with Tommy, Daddy and uncle Melvin have one more picker in heavens bluegrass band. So sorry for your loss, Derek Harvey and family

Derek Harvey Nov 18 2021 5:56 PM

I will always remember Tommy such a great friend and player. We had great time at the barn and fine food and music 🎶. I will see him in Heaven one day when we can play and sing together again. Love to all the family and friends. JR.

JR Frame Nov 18 2021 11:05 AM

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JR Frame Nov 18 2021 11:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holmes

UCHS Class of 1974 Nov 17 2021 1:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holmes

Debbie Johnson Nov 17 2021 8:56 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Tommy will be greatly missed. He was a really good guy.

Timothy Griffis Nov 17 2021 5:54 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holmes

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A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Holmes

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