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Raymond E. Holmes

2/2/1950 - 3/30/2018

PEORIA ~ Raymond E. Holmes, 68, of Peoria, went to be with his Lord at 3:59 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Also surviving are his parents, Ron and Gloria Southey of Peoria; two daughters, Dawn Holmes of Peoria and Tracey Selby of Greeneville, SC; 13 grandchildren, Tyler and Daniel Massengill, Brianna, Abigail, Rachel, Hanah, Josiah, Levi, Faith, Nathan, Isaac, Mikayla and Christina Selby; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Becky, Holly and Missy; one brother, Ronnie and his two furry companions, Walter and Watson.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Bryan Selby and longtime childhood friend, Bill Hemp.

Raymond was a retired electrician, working out of IBEW Local 34 in Peoria.

He enjoyed his daughters and grandchildren, fishing, playing tennis and listening to music.

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. A gathering honoring the life of Ray Holmes will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at East Peoria VFW, 1507 Meadows Dr., East Peoria, IL.

Memorial contributions may be given to the donor’s choice.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com