Gregory "Greg" Holmes - 57

10/29/1961 - 12/22/2018

Rockford, Illinois


A loving son, brother and friend


Greg Holmes 57, of Rockford, IL passed away December 22, 2018 with his loving family by his side. Born in Rockford he was the son of Kenneth and Edith (Midge) Holmes. Greg was loving and kind to his family and friends. An avid sports fan, loyally following the Green Bay Packers and the LA Lakers. Greg was well liked, had a big heart and always had a warm smile on his face. Anytime you went somewhere with Greg he always ran into someone he knew. His family was especially important to him and he loved them with all his heart. He will be sorely missed. It was hard for Greg that his Dad lived and Florida and brother Ken Jr. lived in Alabama.  He missed them terribly and called one or both every day. Several of his family and friends visited him when he was in the hospital and it gave him such comfort to know that so many cared.  He was heartbroken at the loss of his mother, older brother and cousin Vickie who died in March of this year. He was affectionately called "Red on the head" a designation he inherited from his Uncle Sam. He loved family vacations traveling to National Parks was a favorite. He was always reading self-help books to improve himself. He worked at Lowes distribution center for several years. Greg is lovingly survived by  his Father Ken Sr. and his wife Leaveve of Florida, his brother Ken Jr. and his partner Greg, of Alabama, his Aunt Pat and Paul of Rockford along with several cousins. Also his special longtime friend Joel Bowling who was always there for him. Predeceased by his mother, brother Mike, grandparents Fred and Pearl Scroggins, Clarence and Cora Holmes and several aunts and uncles,

Visitation from 12:00 to 1:00 on Friday December 28, 2018 followed by a memorial service given by Gary Peppers at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford IL. In lieu of flowers donations to the family. You can leave condolences at

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