Leroy Fahey Holmes, 78, Salina, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.


He was born July 7, 1942, in Denver to Darrell and Agnes (Atwell) Holmes. He was a graduate of Utica High School and Fort Hays State University.


He was a teacher and a coach for many, many years.


He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, participating in Salina Senior Games and watching/attending sporting events especially those with his grandchildren.


Survivors include his children, Kristi Pike (Sean), Salina, and Reed Holmes (Debi), Denver; nine grandchildren, Ivan, Alyssa, Jeffery, Nathan, Erica, Brandon, Dustan (Mya), Tyler (Kristi), and Salena; eight great-grandchildren, Dakota, Kaleb, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Marcus, Adelynn, Kassandra and Sydney; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his wife Janet, of 54 years; his parents; a sister, Carol and husband, Julian McEwen.


Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Belmont Boulevard Christian Church, Salina; burial in Gypsum Hill Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina.


Memorials are suggested to Belmont Boulevard Christian Church or Kansas Children’s Service League, in care of the mortuary.


Condolences can be sent to the family at www.ryanmortuary.com