Barry Lee Holmes, age 73, of Temple passed from this life during the evening hours of Monday, October 28, 2019 at a Temple hospital. Born on the 24th day of March 1946 in Amarillo, Texas he was the son of William and Roberta (Schulte) Holmes.
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In his early years Barry graduated from Amarillo High School in 1964. He lived in the Texas panhandle for almost all of his life until relocating to Temple 30 years ago. Barry was an outdoorsman at heart, he loved to spend time at the lake fishing and waterskiing. He also enjoyed playing poker whether it be online or in real life. He was an avid Three Stooges fan and enjoyed Formula One racing. Above all Barry loved his family; he loved spending time with his kids and his grandkids. He was employed by BNSF for many years as a mechanical supervisor and was also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
Barry is preceded in death by his parents William and Roberta.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his 2 daughters Cyndy Calbat and husband Raymond of Eagle Rock, MO, Cathy Willoughby and husband David of Oklahoma City, OK, 1 son Brian Holmes and wife Reyna of Austin as well as 1 brother Lynn Holmes and wife Mary of Philadelphia, PA. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple is entrusted with the arrangements.