Rock Hill – Mr. Philip Wallace Holmes, Jr., 82, gained his wings June 23, 2018 at Novant Health- Matthews surrounded by his loving family.


Funeral services for Mr. Holmes will be Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 West Main Street, Rock Hill, SC 29732 with Reverend Jeff Lingle and Dr. Mel Wines officiating.  Burial will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery, Old York Road, Rock Hill. The visitation will be held Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 5-7:00 pm at Greene Funeral Home Northwest, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.


Mr. Holmes was born December 11, 1935, in Washington, DC to the late Philip Wallace Holmes, Sr. and Anne Margaret Kneas Holmes. He was a member of the ROTC and served his country proudly in the US Marine Corps. He was a member of the Optimist Club and worked in management for Marriott Hotels, from which he retired with over 40 years of service.  He was the founder and owner of PW’s Ice Cream of Rock Hill.


Mr. Holmes is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth “Ann” Starnes Holmes; his sons, Philip Wallace Holmes, III (Christina) and Daniel Wayne Holmes both of Rock Hill; four beautiful granddaughters, whom he loved so much, Danielle, Emily, Sarah and Lauren; his brother, Ronald T. Holmes (Sue) of Springfield, VA; and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Joyce Anne Holmes and Nancy Jean Beers.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Mr. Holmes name to Rock Hill Miracle Park, c/o York County Disabilities Foundation, PO Box 549, York, SC 29745 or Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2370 W. Main St., Rock Hill, SC 29732 or Ebenezer ARP Church, 2132 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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