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August 2,1947 - April 5, 2020
Will Davis Holmes was born on August 2,1947 in Waughs, Alabama to the Late Robert and Margaret Baker.
Will attended the public schools in Waughs, Alabama until moving to Clewiston, Florida as a teenager. In his adult life he moved to Detroit, Michigan becoming an Assembly line worker at General Motors. In 1976, Will would leave Detroit, Michigan to move back to Clewiston, Florida where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Okeelanta Corporations. Will would later move to Gordon Chapel, Florida in 1989 where he began working as a heavy equipment operator for various companies. He truly enjoyed being with family, especially his kids & grandkids.
Will is preceded in death by his wife, Valerie Holmes, daughter, Baby Girl Holmes, his brothers, Robert Baker, Enoch Adams, & John Allen Baker Sr.
He leaves to mourn and cherish his life & legacy: his devoted daughters, Charmeidia Holmes(Willie) O’Neal Jr., Gainesville, Florida, Olivia Holmes (Roosevelt) Adderly Jr., Clewiston, Florida. Son, James Wheeler Jr., Clewiston, Florida. Step-mother, Pherry Baker, Hawthorne, Florida. Siblings; Rose (James) Woods, Gainesville, Florida, Yvonne(Mack) Thomas, Hawthorne, Florida, Christel Green, Gainesville, Florida, Walker(Jerome) Holmes Sr., Waughs, Alabama, Rudolph(Irene) Mann, Hawthorne, Florida, Rev. Michael (Marilyn) Baker Sr., Melrose, Florida, Carl Baker, Clearwater, Florida, Kent Baker Sr., Gainesville, Florida, Raymond Baker, Hawthorne, Florida, Richard (Emma) Holmes, Clermont, Florida. Uncle : Willie Baker Sr. Sister in-laws, Beverly Baker, Ocala, Florida & Gail Baker, Hawthorne, Florida. Grandchildren, Willie O’Neal lll, Dre’Karis O’Neal, Kayla O’Neal, Re’Yhanna Holmes, Roosevelt Adderly lll, Re’daiyah Adderly, Ro’daisjah Adderly, Reylhan Adderly, Jakira Wheeler, Dennariah Cabaza, De’Andre Wheeler, Szhani Wheeler, James Wheeler lll, Alissa Davis, Justin Pike, Javien Wheeler. Special Children, Tyresha Shackleford, Trenesha Thomas, Emmanuel Smith, Toney Thomas, Romon Thomas. Special Grandchildren, Ty’Leigh Gould, Meshaun Gould Jr., Te’Riyah Gibson.
Special Nephews, Nieces, and Cousins: Jermaine Anderson, Carlos Woods Sr, John Allen Baker Jr, Brandon Baker, Michael Baker Jr, Marcus Baker, Paul Holmes, Leslie Holmes, Kent Baker Jr., Cecil Ford Jr, DeShaundre’ Slater, Edrick Thomas Sr., Nichole Thomas, Terra Baker-Slater, Debra Bess, Shenetta Mann, Latoya Mann-Frison, Ana Ruth Urquhart, Mary Boone, Walter Boone, William Boone, Annie Fletcher, Denise Williams, Gloria Boone-Bovell, Johnnie Walters, David Boone, Donnell Douglas, Stephen Dubois, Stanley Cuthbert. Great Friend: Michael(Bull) Rutledge and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that will always remember his wonderful life.
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21505 SE 65 Avenue
Hawthorne, FL 32640
Burial will be private at a later date