MAURICE HULBERT HOLMES MSG, USA (RET) Following a successful 22 year military career as a Recruiter and Career Counselor in the U.S. Army, Mr. Holmes assisted Defense Department military and civilian employees’ transition from Federal government service during the Clinton administration’s massive downsizing of the Department of Defense. In 1995, Mr. Holmes accepted a position as the Executive Officer for the Installation Support Directorate at Camp Doha, Kuwait. Following that tour he returned to his first love, helping people make a successful transition into new careers by serving as the Installation Retirement Services Officer at Fort McPherson, Georgia. In that position he provided guidance and financial counseling to retiring couples. Hired by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Human Resources Specialist in 1999 he provided human resources advice and guidance to agency managers and employees. In 2003 he accepted a position as a Human Resources Program Auditor with the Office of Personnel Management, the government’s human resources office. In 2005 he became the Regional Human Resources Officer for the Southeast Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, leaving that position in 2009 to serve as the Region’s Human Capital Management Analyst. In 2013, after 44 years of devoted service to his county, Mr. Holmes retired from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He leaves behind a loving and devoted family which include his Children (3), Grandchildren (4) Mother, Father, Sisters (4) and a host of family and friends. The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation be made in his honor to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

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  1. Message for the family and loved one for Maurice Holmes. My heart, prayers, and love goes out to you during this time of the home going of Brother Maurice. I thank God for the 40 years he dedicated his life to serving this country. So many will miss him. Sis Darlene Lewis and family – know that I am praying for you and I know that God has him in the palm of HIS hand, saying: “Well done thy good and faithful service.” May you know that I am here for you in Jesus name.

    Blessings,

    Dr. J. Robinson, DrPH, PHD, MPH, MA
    Senior Pastor
    Abundant Season Anointed Ministries International Church
    Dayton, OH

  2. To the family of my friend, Maurice Holmes – My sincere condolences to each of you during this very difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with you and pray that God will comfort and give you peace in the following days, months and years to come. Maurice was loved by many and will be truly missed.

    Blessings,

    Lynn Dumas

  3. Dear Family – I wish you much comfort, peace, and happy memories of Maurice to get you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. To the family and loved ones of Mr. Maurice Holmes – My deepest condolences to you all at this difficult time.
    May you be comforted in knowing that when someone you love becomes a memory, the memories become treasures.

    With prayers and blessings,

    Jackie

  5. I am sorry to here about the death of Maurice. Master Sergeant Holmes trained me to be a Army Career Counselor. I am truly grateful to him and his service. My prayers are with his family.

    Elizabeth A. Helm-Frazier
    Master Sergeant, Career Counselor
    U S Army (RET)

  6. Pastor Robinson as said it all. Maurice was a man who always look for the good in everyone. I never heard him speak badly of anyone. Maurice loved his family, and yes even his enemies. He was an example for me as well as many other people who called him friend. So many times Maurice would do what was right when it was much easier to just go along with the way things had always been done. My heart goes out to his family. Maurice is already missed ,but one day we will be with him again and we will all be in a much better place. To his family God’s BLESSINGS.. Remember, Maurice is still smiling as we cry of his departure.

    God Bless,
    Andy

  7. Maurice was a real gentleman. His work was a testament to his character. Maurice helped so many people and touched so many lives on his life’s journey. I appreciate all the assistance and guidance he gave me which helped to change my career path. I will truly miss him. I extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends.

    Blessings and peace,
    Marcella James

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Holmes. May the God of all comfort, continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time, when death will be no more-Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  9. We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of bereavement.

    -Zeb & Sherrie Matthews

  10. I didn’t know Maurice- but his legacy at FWS lives on. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Maurice.

  11. It was truly a pleasure knowing Maurice. He had such a sense of humor! I NEVER saw him frown and he ALWAYS had something witty to say. May his family and friends find peace for he is resting now.

  12. Maurice impressed me as a quiet soft spoken person, a gentleman, and someone who was good to work with. My thoughts and prayers go to his family. USFWS Co-worker, Teri Nallett

  13. What a sense of humor! Maurice was a gentleman and always gave good advice. If you asked him, Maurice would tell you the truth. Our prayers go out to you, the family and his friends. Rest In Peace Maurice, Rest In Peace

  14. To the family of Maurice. I pray for comfort and peace to surround you during this difficult time. I knew Maurice for only a few years, but it seems much longer. When we chatted, he would share stories of his military time, adventures, and always provided me with sound advice when I asked him. I believe Maurice was a very kind soul and my heart is saddened to learn of his departure. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend.

  15. So sorry for your loss. Maurice worked closely with me at US FWS. Way more than a wonderful employee – he was a friend. He was my right arm on a whole host of issues – it was hard enough to say goodbye when he retired, but this goodbye is the toughest. He was wise, witty, and loyal. I learned quite a lot from him, and very much appreciated his sense of humor and smile. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t wished he still sat in the office next to me. Praying for God’s love to comfort his friends and family. Rest in peace comrade.

  16. I knew Maurice Hulbert Reginald Homes III extremely well. He and I started out in the first grade at Burdett Elementary, we served as Acolytes at St. Andrews Episcopal Church (yes, I mentioned that on here Reese), attended Walnut Hills together and weathered those “awkward teenage blues” together as well as those radical, challenging 70’s. I shudder to think what my life would have been without Maurice’s presence, friendship, guidance and Spirit. He may be gone… he will never, ever be forgotten by me or anyone else who shares the name Adamore because of the influence he had on all of us, Adamore’s.

    To the family, my condolences and prayers through this process; you know I love you and care deeply for all of you.
    To Reese…. Vaya Con Dios ~ Go with God my brother, go with God.
    Frankie Adamore.

  17. My thoughts are with the Holmes family during this sad loss. Maurice was a very wonderful person to know, and would tell you the truth, even if you weren’t ready to hear or deal with it. Finding someone with this genuine character, is rare in this world. He would always speak of his family and visiting Ohio to be with them often. My world is better just by having the opportunity to have met and know Maurice. He will be missed.

  18. My condolences to the family and friends. Maurice was a true gentleman and his smile and wit, even his corny jokes that he use to tell me on a daily basis when we worked at FWS, will be missed. RIP Maurice. I hope you are flying high above the clouds.

  19. I only met Maurice once, but heard his name for the last 44 years. When I first met my husband in our freshman year at college, he told me Maurice was his brother. And that is how he has always referred to Maurice. You will always be with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  20. My condolences and prayers to the family during this very difficult time… Maurice was my friend and US Fish and Wildlife Service co-worker… He always had a smile and kind words to say whenever we saw each other… The time we spent together in his office will always be cherish because I always left feeling more at peace in a crazy world… His advice and knowledge was a gift from God and many like myself seek… It will be truly missed because it was a significant part of Maurice’s identity… The Father Has Called You Home My Friend, Rest In Peace and Worry No More… I will miss you… Tony

  21. Gone to soon. I didn’t work closely with Maurice, but my encounters with him were always pleasant.
    My thoughts and prayers are you in your time of grief.. Stay strong.

  22. Love transcends space and time, if a person is loved he can never die. Maurice was loved by us all and will live in ours hearts and minds until we too are no more.

    May Gods peace and grace be upon the family of Maurice Holmes during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

  23. To Maurice’s Family, I pray you find peace during this difficult time. Maurice was truly a great friend. I’m glad we were able to visit together last month. I will miss your smile and your humor. I will always treasure our conversations and laughter. thank you for always being there for me professionally and as a friend. You will be greatly missed. Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Rest in peace Maurice.

  24. My sincere condolences to the family. May God give you peace knowing that he is at rest. Rest in Peace, Maurice!!!

  25. For a very long time you would not see Maurice without seeing me. We shared a passion/addiction – cigarettes. He was affectionately known as my smoking buddy.

    To the family,
    My condolences and sincere prayers go out to you. May God keep you during this trying time and minister to you as you find peace in Him.

  26. Words alone cannot express our heartfelt feelings over the loss of our friend, Maurice. May you find joy and peace in the fond memories that we share of things like “duck gifts, Laura’s shoes and many many more”…. Gone but never forgotten.
    Charles, Laura and all the Kids .

  27. I am praying for your family during this difficult time. I am so grateful that Maurice and I had a moment to share thoughts and ideas about life.

    He will be missed…May the light of God surround your family

  28. You can live in a community for years and never know everyone in it. I knew of Maurice because we both lived in the Wellington Manor Subdivision, but on different streets. I’d see him every now and then, but he pretty much kept to himself. As my neighbor it is with a sad heart that I extend my sympathy to the family for their loss. May you find comfort in your memories and know that God will forever keep you and yours. Be blessed, A. Sabrena Farmer

  29. To Maurice’s Family,
    My prayers are with you all during your time of bereavement. May God comfort each of you and see you through each day.

  30. To The Holmes Family,

    Maurice was a good friend and a pleasure to talk to. I will miss my Ohio friend. In your time of sorrow, be strong and the lord will carry you thru. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  31. To the entire Holmes’s Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of losing your love one.

    God has provided us with comfort in: 2 Corinthians 5:8 (KJV)

    8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

    I am very grateful to have met and known Mr. Marice. Over the years we had brief conversation from A-Z. What I enjoyed the most was his level of insight and understanding about a subject. Most can approach a subject with general understanding but few can and are willing become intimate about issue, he was not. I will miss our conversations but I know God has called him because his job is finished here and has returned back home. Thank you!

  32. My condolences to Maurice’s family. He was always a good friend and coworker. I’ll truely miss him, especially his wit. Rest in peace my friend.

  33. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Holmes family. Maurice was one of the first neighbors to greet me in Wellington Manor. I moved away 8 yrs ago but have pleasant memories of him. Rest in Peace soldier!

  34. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Holmes family in their time of loss. Mr Holmes was a pioneer in our community because he was the first HOA president and am sure he will missed. May God Bless his family and his soul rest in peace.

  35. My condolences to the Holmes family, you were always spoke of in most if not all of my many conversations with Maurice, he was one of my best friends and mentors in my current Government career, his knowledge and guidance will truly be missed.

  36. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. Maurice was my office mate at USFWS and we had lots of great conversations as he shared his knowledge, wisdom, and guidance. Rest in peace my friend–gone but never forgotten.

  37. Maurice was more than a friend. He was a confidant, he was loyal, he was smart, a true gentleman, and an advocate for mankind. He was always willing to help, and willing to go beyond the call of duty. I am so thankful that I had an opportunity to share in his journey here. My prayers are with his family and many friends. It is a blessing to have known him.

  38. Sincere condolences to the Holmes family. Maurice and I worked closely together at Fort McPherson and rekindled our friendship 8 years ago after losing touch for over 10 years. I am pleased to count mysel as one he called a friend and even more pleased that I considered him as one of my friends. A good man has gone to be with the father. May you find peace in your memories of him.

  39. My sincere condolences to the Holmes family. It was my pleasure to have served with him during our early days of recruiting at the Atlanta Recruiting Battalion. Though the years have flowed and we have gone our separate ways on second careers. We were fortunate to have been the leading edge of a new post Vietnam Army, Maurice was right there with us, casting and still casting very long shadows and setting new standards for all. Take your rest my fellow comrade. Gods grace and mercy for your family.
    John Ashworth, MSG USA Ret

  40. May God bless the family of Maurice Holmes during this difficult time. The many memories of Maurice will be cherished. We were neighbors for a very long time until I moved in 2008. We also served on the Wellington Manor Homeowner’s Association. He was a great President who was very knowledgeable and professional and I was the Secretary. Not only was Maurice a neighbor, but also a very dear friend to me, as well as a role model to my son and the many young adults that lived in the community. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend services for Maurice because I was not feeling well. I will continue to keep my thoughts and prayers with the family of Maurice.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Lisa Golphin

  41. Dear Family,
    Maurice was a delightful person to work with. He knew his job well and was a man of integrity. Not only did he provide good counsel to others; but, he payed attention to his moral compass as he executed his responsibilities on the job. He was the ultimate professional.

  42. I received the news of Maurice’s passing this morning. My prayers are with the family that he loved unconditionally. We shared many stories about our children and grandchildren. May you rest in peace.

  43. I just found out that Maurice has passed…..my condolences to his family as well as friends.. he was a very good person and always had a grin on his face. He is off to his next journey…. take care Maurice….

    Monika

  44. Maurice cared. Because of him I started a second career at EPA. Before he ever met me or knew anything about me, he cared enough to call me to let me know how to improve my resume to ensure an interview here at EPA. He cared enough to call me to ask if I was still interested in working for the EPA. I have been here ever since, thanks to Maurice. The person he was and the spirit in him made him different and special. I will never forget Maurice Holmes and I will speak of him at every opportunity. Although he has made his transition he will live on through those of us whose lives he has touched. Thanks Maurice…rest now…

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