Kenneth Boyd Holmes

Kenneth Boyd Holmes, 72, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his residence.

Kenneth was married on Sept. 4, 1983, to the former Wanda J. (Whipkey) and celebrated 29 years of marriage.

He was born June 20, 1940, in Williamsport and was the son of the late Floyd V. and Dorothy (Greenawalt) Holmes.

Kenneth had served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War as a SSG and received the Bronze Star Medal with “V” Service for heroism in Vietnam and the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of all of the following; American Legion Post No. 1, Disabled American Veterans, Purple Heart Association, VFW Post No. 844 and the AMVETS Post No. 5. He enjoyed watching TV and NASCAR Racing.

In addition to his wife Wanda, he is survived by two sons, Steven S. Simbeck Sr. and Michael L. Simbeck, both of Williamsport; two daughters and one son-in-law, Toni L. Simbeck of Williamsport and Babette E. and George Jessup of Buttonwood; 10 grandchildren; two great-grand-children; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd V. and Judy Holmes Jr. of Bethlehem and Larry R. and Diane Holmes of Petal, Miss.; one sister and brother-in-law, Deloris and Roy Lewis Sr. of Williamsport; and his three beloved dogs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Mark Holmes.

There will be a public viewing 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Allen & Redmond Funeral Home, 331 Elmira St., Williamsport. There will be a funeral procession from the funeral home and going to Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy, for the graveside service beginning at 2:30 p.m. Military Honors will be provided by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lycoming County SPCA, 2805 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701.

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