Har­lan Richard Holmes Jr., 84

Walker County Messenger - - Obituaries -

Har­lan Richard Holmes Jr. passed away Fri­day, June 9, 2017, at Sum­mit View of Far­ragut with Hospice care af­ter fight­ing a bat­tle with cancer. He was 84.

Born April 2, 1933, in Dal­ton, Ga., to the late Har­lan Richard Holmes, Sr. and Hat­tie Mae Pat­ton Holmes, Richard grew up in Ridgedale of Chat­tanooga and grad­u­ated from Chat­tanooga High School in 1951. Richard was a Sgt. First Class in the Army Re­serve and tank com­man­der dur­ing the Korean War Era and re­tired from Nor­folk-South­ern RR in 1996 af­ter serv­ing 37 years. He was a past mas­ter of Ridgedale Ma­sonic Lodge 660 and a mem­ber for over 50 years. Richard worked with the Boy Scouts over 37 years with head­ing up lo­cal coun­cil tours to Philmont Scout Ranch, N.M. in 70s and 80s, as well as a Cub Scout leader and camp di­rec­tor. He was a past BSA Com­mis­sioner and Chair­man in the East­ern district. He was a leader in the Royal Am­bas­sadors of East Ridge and Cen­tral Bap­tist Churches. He was a VIGIL Honor mem­ber of The Or­der of Ar­row. He was a past Pa­tron of Mis­sion Ridge Or­der of the East­ern Star. As a mem­ber of the Hi­ram Coun­cil he was the past High Priest. He was an am­a­teur ra­dio op­er­a­tor, call sign W4FGI, and served with the U.S. Army MARS Pro­gram as a HAM op­er­a­tor. In Novem­ber 1955, Richard mar­ried Edna Vir­ginia Loretta Green and had 2 chil­dren.

He is pre­ceded in death by his par­ents, Har­lan Richard Holmes Sr. and Hat­tie Mae Pat­ton Holmes and his wife, Edna Vir­ginia Loretta Green Holmes.

Sur­vivors in­clude: his chil­dren, Ch­eryl Lynn Holmes Rudd and Har­lan Richard Holmes, III (H.R.); grand­chil­dren, Adam Rudd, Jen­nifer Rudd Tid­well and Mor­gan Holmes; a step grand­daugh­ter April Jef­fery Cantrell and her 2 chil­dren; sis­ter, Shirley Holmes Leonard; nephew, Stephen Leonard. For the last 20 years, Richard was as­so­ci­ated with Chris­tine “Cricket” Thompson and fam­ily of Dal­ton, Ga.

Vis­i­ta­tion: The fam­ily will re­ceive friends 4-8:00 p.m. Mon­day at the South Crest Chapel.

Fu­neral ser­vices: will be held 11:00 a.m. Tues­day, June 13, in the South Crest Chapel.

En­tomb­ment: will fol­low in Lake­wood Mem­ory Gar­dens, East.

On­line guest­book avail­able at lane­southcrestchapel.com.

Ar­range­ments: South Crest Chapel of Lane Fu­neral Home & Cre­ma­tory, at the end of his­toric Mis­sion­ary Ridge, Rossville.

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