Richard Holmes, 62, of Newton died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
No services are scheduled. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the cremation. Memorials in Richard’s name may be left at the funeral home.
Richard, the son of Joseph A. and Velma L. (Sells) Holmes, was born on Aug. 4, 1951, in Des Moines. He is survived by his wife, Susan Hellickson of Newton; sons, Levi, Danny and Richard Holmes; step-sons, Dennis Rice and Joshua Hellickson; step-daughter, Christa Ganaway; eight grandchildren; his sister, Kay Thompson of Carlisle; nephew Tommy Thompson; and many other family members. He is preceded in death by his parents.