William Reed Holmes, a Gresham resident, passed away on September 13, 2022. Bill was born on March 27, 1942, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Iona Alta Holmes. As a child he lived in the Portland area, attended Franklin High School and competed in track where he earned a letterman’s jacket. Bill married Gloria Jean Macy on April 27, 1966, in Milwaukie, OR.
After their marriage they resided in SE Portland where they had their first child Kimberlie. They then moved to Aloha and gave birth to their second child Kevin. In 1980 the family moved to Gresham where they lived until their passing.
Bill worked in the grocery industry as a store director for Albertsons for 26 years, then as a regional sales manager for Kraft/Heinz for over 20 years, where he retired in 2002.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Kimberlie; and preceded in death by his wife Gloria of 49 years, and son Kevin, who passed in 1993.
Services will be held at Gresham Memorial Chapel on Thursday September 22, 2022, at 2pm. A viewing will proceed the service from noon-2pm, and a reception will follow the service.
The family suggest contributions be made to the Dementia and Alzheimer Association.
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