Mr. Melvin Van Holmes

Melvin Van Holmes, Sr., 70, of 155 Watts Drive, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, in his home.

He was born in Gaffney and was a son of the late Javan Holmes, Jr. and the late Christine Watts Holmes Thompson.

He was a 1969 graduate of Gaffney High School; a member of Concord Baptist Church; a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a retired employee of Overnite Trucking Company. Melvin was also a member of the Smooth Crew Social Club and the Black Rodeo Riders of Boiling Springs, NC.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: 4 sons, Melvin V. Holmes, Jr. (Antiya) of Summerville, SC, Marvin S. Holmes (Paige), of Camron, NC, Marwin S. Holmes and Demarcus Holmes (Brittany), of Gaffney; 2 daughters, Demetria L. Holmes of Gaffney and Christa Holmes of Charleston; brothers, Louis Holmes (Genelle) and Curtis Wray (Ethel), of Gaffney; 2 sisters, Patricia Harris of Grover, NC and Sadie Phillips (Roger), of Gaffney; 17 grandchildren; 4 great- grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., in The Gilmore Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Dr. Michael A Bridges officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery.