William Holmes

William A. "Bill" Holmes

Sunday, January 7, 1934 - Saturday, July 20, 2019
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On Saturday, July 20, 2019 William A. “Bill” Holmes of Nixon, Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 85. Bill was born in Nixon on January 7, 1934, the son of Forest Holmes and Ida (Moeller) Holmes, whom have preceded him in death along with his sister, Katie Wood and her husband Judge John H. Wood, Jr.; brother, Forest Holmes; niece, Kathryn Johnston and husband Ches; and nephew-in-law, Jeff Moorman. Bill married his sweetheart, Nancy Campbell on August 11, 1956. That same year, Bill received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin. He served his country honorably in the United States Army, after which he enjoyed a long career in the furniture business in Nixon. Bill was extremely active in the Nixon community, serving at various times on the Nixon school Board, little league coach, Lions Club and the Nixon Chamber of Commerce. He was a founding Elder of Lifegate Ministries in Seguin, Texas. In addition to being an elder, Bill was an accomplished musician and singer and led worship at Lifegate for many years. He also taught for many years at Lifegate Ministries school. He served the Lord and his family faithfully with his whole heart. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Holmes; children, Steve Holmes (Carla), Sheri Holmes Wood (Mike), and Dr. Clayton Holmes (Sherry); grandchildren, Cory Wootton (Tracy), Josh Holmes (Kimberly), Courtney Dean (Stephen), Katie Smith (Thomas), Billy Holmes, and Hannah Holmes Vassion (Jacob); great-grandchildren, Cole Wootton, Brodie Wootton, Tyler Smith, Campbell Dean, Reese Smith, Lily Holmes, Emily Holmes, and Jensen Vassion; and niece, Nancy Moorman; as well as many cousins and friends who loved him dearly. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 1:00pm-2:00pm at Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Finch Funeral Chapel, Nixon

Burial will follow at Nixon Cemetery. Pastor Bob Odom will be officiant of the services.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Finch Funeral Chapel - Nixon
    308 East Third Street
    Nixon, Texas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 2:00pm
    Finch Funeral Chapel, Nixon
    308 East Third Street
    Nixon, Texas 78140
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Bob Odom
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:00pm
    Nixon Cemetery
    1396 County Road 174
    Nixon, Texas 78140
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John Taddy

Posted at 10:26pm
Our prayers and sympathy to Bill's family. We were blessed to worship and share fellowship with Bill while we were at Lifegate. May there be celebration in heaven at his arrival as a new Saint!

John, Kathy & Alexander Taddy
Seguin, Texas

michael/Christian Dwyer

Posted at 06:04pm
With heartfelt thanks to God and loving, respectful appreciation to you,we join in the cheering forth of "Bill"s triumphantly crossing the finish line into the arms of our Lord and Savior where he has been presented with all the riches that have been bestowed upon him as His faithful servant. As a family we are indebted to yours for years of patient ,gracious service to the Lifegate community over these past decades - especially Bill's influence as Christian leader-teacher to our children - Christian, Matthew, Jane, Joshua, Stephen and Daniel over the past thirty five years. "Hey,man!", we will never forget you or your family's contribution to our's since we were blessed to meet you through the ministry of Lifegate. Congratulations on Bill's finishing the race!! Love, Linda & Mike Dwyer family

Microsoft Central Team

Posted at 10:43am
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