Mr. Thomas Michael Holmes, age 71, of Lake Butler, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tommy was born on September 16, 1950, to Joseph William Holmes and Delores Ann (Wainwright) Holmes. He was a lifelong resident of Union County and a 1968 graduate of Union County High. He worked as a mechanic for GE until his retirement in 1993. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, but he especially loved playing bluegrass music. Tommy was a member of the North Florida Bluegrass Association and over the years, played in many bands including, The Old Time Way and Tri-County Bluegrass. He was preceded in death by his parents; his granddaughter, Kristin Renee Holmes; sister, Joanne Hundley; brother-in-law, Thomas Fortner; and Uncle, Jimmy Holmes.
Tommy is survived by his children, Joe (Kelly) Holmes of Lake Butler, Melisa (Troy) Ward of Interlachen, David (Karrie) Holmes of Lake Butler, and Desiree Smith of Lake Butler; his grandchildren, Phillip (Marylu) Holmes, Emily (Aaron) Landwerlen, Ashton Ward, Clayton (Erika) Ward, Jesse Arnold, Madison Arnold, Kaitlyn (Cobie) Mann, Tyler Holmes, Keaton Holmes, Trista Holmes, Brandon Ames, Bailey Garrett, Brailyn Rose, Brooklyn Gay, Brislyn Hamill, Easton Smith, Dylan Smith, and Hunter Smith; great-grandchildren, Maxson and Maelyn Mann, and Emerson Holmes; his wife, Lynette Holmes; his siblings, Patsy Fortner, Barbara (Cliff) Waddell, and Brenda (Billy) Croft all of Lake Butler; Aunt, Gloria Holmes of Middleburg; brother-in-law, Conrad Hundley; a host of extended family also survive.
A funeral to honor Tommy’s life will be held on Friday, November 19, at 11:00 am at Archer-Milton Funeral Home with Bro. Richard Harrison officiating. The family will receive friends for a visitation beginning at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Archer-Milton Funeral Home, Lake Butler. 386-496-2008. www.ArcherFuneralHome.com