Richard H. Holmes was born on January 28, 1932, to the late Thomas Holmes Sr. and the late Beatrice Biggs-Holmes in Bluemont, Virginia. He also had nicknames: Nick, Homey, and Slick Rick.

Richard was baptized at an early age under the leadership of Rev. Fairfax of The First Baptis Church of Bluemont, Virginia.

Richard was educated in the Loudoun County school system.  He worked a total of 54 years with the Middleburg Bank and most of the time he thought he was the president of the bank if you listened to him.  He love the bank so much that after retirement he came back there for another several years.  The Middleburg Ban was his second family.  There is plaque at the bank in honor of his memory.  Richard also loved to work in the flower garden.

Richard married the late Audrey V. Smith-Holmes in January 1954 and out of this union tow sons were born: John C. Holmes and Eugene H. Holmes Sr.  He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, four sisters and four brothers.

Richard leaves to cherish his memory his loving sons: John C. (Catherine) Holmes and Eugene H. (Loretta) Holmes, Sr.; two sisters Dorothy (Garner) Peterson, Glen Arden, MD, Mary (Charles) Jones, Upper Marlboro, MD; and one brother Rodney (Nazerea) Holmes, Oxon Hill, MD; two grandsons: Eugene H (Stacy) Holmes, Jr. and Jonathan S. Holmes; three great-grandchildren: De’avion, Aaliyah, Dorin; and a host of relatives and friends.

Lovingly submitted by The Family.