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The Traveling Man “Larry,For whatever reason, you are in my spirit today. I suspect it must be a whole new world where you are, being surrounded by God's perpetual...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Teña Nock-Hope - Tampa, FL

“My fondest memories of Larry are the times you and Larry visited me when I lived in Washington,DC and when I visited you in Florida. Larry had such...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Beautiful Quarles - Temple Hills, MD

“Sorry for your loss he was a great man I remember him as our bus driver and he was a lot of fun may he rest in peace. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Lacoy MxNeill - FL

“A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, fir they are still in our hearts and minds, through us they live on, Please accept my...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Cheryl Mignott - Tampa, FL


Larry Edward Holmes, 69 of Tampa, FL passed away March 28, 2018. He was born August 19, 1948 in Plainfield, NJ and had been a resident of Florida since 1985, when he and his wife, Karen N. Holmes transferred from Washington, DC with their respective companies. Larry was a tour bus driver "extraordinaire" who had the rare privilege of performing a job that he absolutely loved; driving coast-to-coast for people who enjoyed touring the United States and Canada. As a result, Larry had plenty of stories to tell that would keep you laughing for hours. By the end of his driving career, Larry had traveled well over a million miles. He also enjoyed cooking and had he chosen to pursue culinary arts, would have been an excellent chef. Although he was not affiliated with a specific church at the time of his death, Larry did have a relationship with the Lord, was a Christian, and willingly acknowledged and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Karen N. Holmes; her daughters, Tena and Laurie Nock-Hope, his son, Darell D. Holmes; grandson, Jeremiah Olade; brother, Alan D. Holmes; sister, Deborah Robinson, both of North Carolina, their families, and extended family in New Jersey.