Philip Holmes

Colonel Philip R. Holmes, 73, of Columbia died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:15 A.M. at Providence Pine Meadows in Lexington.

He was born November 1, 1945 in Adair County, to the late Russell and Manette Smith Holmes.  Philip served in the U.S. Navy and was a Licensed Real Estate Agent.

His survivors include his wife, Geneva Downey Holmes of Columbia; one sister, Joyce (Sovel) Stephens of Russell Springs; one uncle, Sam Bingham Holmes of Columbia; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Philip requested cremation, and the family would have liked for everyone to join them in remembering and celebrating his life on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Philip also requested no flowers be sent, but donations of Gideon Bibles or the donor’s favorite charity. These may be made at the funeral home.

There was no visitation prior to the service.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.