Kenneth Eugene Holmes

November 06, 1956 ‒ July 18, 2019

Sunbury, Ohio

Kenneth Eugene Holmes, age 62, died Thursday, July 18, 20019 at Mt. Carmel East due to injuries received in a motorcycle accident.  Retired plumber and pipefitter, Kenny was a member of Local 189.  In addition to motorcycling Kenny also enjoyed gardening, cooking, attending Nascar races, shopping and OSU Football.  Born November 6, 1956 in Columbus to Guy R. and the late Delores E. (Dunn) Holmes.  Kenny is survived by loving wife of 15 years, Peggy A. Holmes; son and daughter, Justin and Jessica Holmes both of Delaware; brother, Steve (Holly) Holmes of Bidwell, OH; sister, Carolyn (Brad) Pocock of Mansfield; special nephew, Alan Holmes of Gallipolis; step-daughters, Amy (Gary) Bland of Centerburg and Andrea (Randy) Miller of Sunbury; grandchildren, Brady, Layne, Ash, Corbin, Andrew and Maylee; brothers-in-law, Dan (Zadra) Morgan, Bill (Shelley) Morgan, Robin (Betsy) Morgan.  Friends may call 4 to 7 PM Friday, July 26, 2019 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 State Route 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015 in Kenny’s memory.  Kenny’s legacy lives on with his gift of life through donation.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Holmes family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with the family on this website.

  • Ken was a great man. May he RIP. Thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

  • Peggy and Family I am so sorry to hear of Kennedy’s death. I will be thinking of you and your families.

  • I met Kenny through my boyfriend. He was always coming to visit and go for rides on the motorcycle. I always enjoyed when he came because of his sense of humor. He had a great laugh. He will truly be missed.

  • So Sorry Peggy and all the Family. Kenny was a good Friend to many . Cherish your memories to get you through. My Love and Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

  • We are heartbroken to hear about Kenny’s death. I worked with Kenny, who loved to drive everybody nuts! I’m one of Kenny’s 189 brothers, Tommy Young. Sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P. Kenny

  • I am so sorry Peggy condolences to you and family.Kenny was a great man and even a better friend he will be greatly missed but not forgotten.Untill we meet again my brother.GBNF,LLR.

  • Peggy , Family, & Friends- I know how tuff it is to lose a loved one like this.
    I also believe that after an accident like he had, most generally people are never the same, even if they make it past the trauma of the accident.
    God blessed him & his family & his friends, by calling him home.
    Kenny blessed so many lives by giving of himself, even after his death,
    Ride on Kenny, Ride on.

  • I love you, Dad. I miss you every day and I wish I would have known you were in the hospital for hose long three weeks… likely wondering where his son was. I’d give anything just for a chance to tell you that I love you and to say goodbye. That was taken from us no matter how you look at it but I know you loved me. May you rest well. I will always love you, dad. Love, your only son, Justin Holmes

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Kenny was a long time friend and we are always telling funny stories about things we did together. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  • Peggy and families,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kenny was always such happy guy when we saw him. May God bless you through this difficult time.
    Love and Prayers,
    Joe & Dell Ann

  • I met and knew Kenny through the Salyers family many, many years ago. He was always very kind to me and I never knew him to say an ill word about anyone. A happy, fun guy that always had a smile on his face. Sad to hear this and my thoughts are with his family at this time, especially Justin and Jessica. Very sad. May he rest in peace.

  • Im so sorry we loat a good union brother like kenny. My heart gpes out to the loved ones he left herr on earth. May he be reunited with all his loved ones from his past. In Jesus’s name ha men.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of sorrow. It is never easy to lose a loved one, may you find comfort in knowing Kenny is at peace and the thoughts and prayers of many friends surround you in your difficult time.

  • Peggy we are so sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. We just found out today. My heart and prayers goes out to you and your family.


  • Peggy my sweet friend I am deeply sorry for the loss of your soul mate, I remember when you two first met and how happy you both were like a couple of love birds,ah such sweet memories . And I hope time’s like this fill your heart and mind in the coming days to remind you what good times you had and you will meet again later on. So don’t think of it as goodbye just U will see him later. Kenny was a good guy and will be missed , but I hope to see him later too !
    Love ya
    Your friend,

  • Kenny and I go back to elementary school and all the way thru graduation. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My condilences to Kenny’s family

  • Peggy my thoughts are with you. Many prayers for you during this difficult. If you need anything don’t hesitate. We love you

  • We will be praying for peace and understanding Peggy! So tragic! xoxo Jon and Rhonda

  • My condolences to. Kenny’s wife and family. Will miss kenny’s funny sense of humor he was always fun to work around and a good welder. Local 189 lost another good man. Sorry this is late

  • Peggy, I wished to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I worked with Kenny a good bit at the Brewery and up at Sunbury. I enjoyed working with Kenny and drinking a beer now and then. I did not find out about this until after his funeral . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Local 189 brother to Kenny,
    Bruce Haines

  • so sorry! No one let anyone on his first families side know. Kenny just know everyone did love you maybe, not understand you, but you were a hell of a guy! and fun to work with!