WILLIAM LEWIS HOLMES (RET. ARMY) , 86, of Piedmont, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Piedmont Health Care Center. Born in Spring Garden to Elbert Edmondson “Jack” and Lillie Mae Mallows Holmes, he proudly served in the US Army retiring after 22 years of service. He then retired as a Supervisor from the US Postal System after 20 years of service. He enjoyed farming, fishing, woodworking and lapidary. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Bobbie Jean Gossett Holmes ; and two sisters: Juanita Conaway, and Helen Sealey. He is survived by his two sons: David Holmes and Rodney (Matha) Holmes , both of Piedmont; sister: Ann Farmer of Fairhope; and three grandchildren: Hillery Holmes of Pleasant Gap, Whitney Holmes of Tuscaloosa, and Jarrod (Lauren) Holmes of Huntsville. Mr. Holmes was expecting the arrival of his first great grandson in February. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM from Dansby Heritage Chapel with burial in Piedmont Memory Gardens. Rev. William Cain and Rev. Paul Gossett will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 20 from 6-8 PM at Dansby Heritage Chapel. Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Holmes Family.