Edward "Ed" Holmes
Edward Glen Holmes, 75, died Wednesday September 12, 2018 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ed was born in Norfolk, Virginia on November 11, 1942. He was the only son of Robert and Iva Holmes who predeceased him.
He was married to Sarah Killen Holmes for 51 years. Sarah predeceased him in December 2014. He loved her dearly and never fully recovered from her passing.
Ed graduated from Granby High School and Fredrick College. He served in the Marine Corps, taught school in the Virginia Beach public schools and at Tidewater Community College. He was a member of the IMPS fraternity.
Ed was a longtime resident of Sandbridge, Virginia, moving there in 1968 when Sandbridge was an isolated beach community with few year-round residents. He built several homes in Sandbridge including his current home where he and Sarah spent many happy years. He was an adventurer. Ed traveled and sailed many parts of the world with Sarah.
Ed is survived by his niece Genny Steier. His sister Linda Steier predeceased him. He is also survived by Sarah’s family; sisters in law, Ersel Buckley Sharp (Michael), Alice Ward, Mary Smith (Don), Katy Killen and brother in law, Joseph Killen (Donna) and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Ed’s Life will be held at the Sandbridge Dunes Community Room, 204 Sandbridge Rd, Virginia Beach, Virginia on Saturday, September 29 from 3pm - 5pm. The Community Room is on the 1st floor. Enter the building by the blue striped awnings. Use entry code 444# to access the building, and then again to enter the elevator. Go to the first floor and then out to the interior walkway; you will see the terrace and community room. The Community Room is sponsored by Ed’s IMPS brother, Larry Stallings, 757-771-4700.
Parking is available in the city lot across from the Sandbridge Dunes in front of the Sandbridge Market.
Online condolences may be made at www.FamilyChoiceFunerals.com.
In lieu of Flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sandbridge Volunteer Fire Department.