Glynn Charles Holmes


Glynn Charles Holmes, 66, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.  Known to many as “Monkey”, Glynn was born on September 16, 1953 to Charles and Velma Holmes.  Being a pastor’s son, he lived in several towns across Arkansas growing up.  In 2001 Glynn married Peggy Smith Bailey because he “just loved her”.

Glynn was a long time member of Law Enforcement, servicing for over two decades in departments at Carlisle, DeValls Bluff, U.A.M.S. with the majority spent with his beloved Prairie Count Sheriff’s Department.  He loved law enforcement, working with long time friend, Rick Hickman and the opportunity to help someone out.  He especially enjoyed his time spent serving in the court system building.  He had a special bond with judges, lawyers, court reporters, and his one and only Gaylon Hale.  Glenn also served as usher and security for Carlisle First Baptist Church for many years.

Glynn was preceded in death by his grandmother, Etta; mother, Velma (Greenwalt) Holmes; step-mother, Lennie Holmes and nephew, Gary Holmes.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; father, Charles Holmes of Biscoe; two step-children, Michele (Keith) Calhoun of Des Arc and Chris (Suzanne) Bailey of Beebe; grandchildren, Tanner (Haley Jo) Calhoun, Bailey (Grant) Staton, Benjamin Bailey, Lauren (Scott) Gunter and Emmalie and LJ O’Neil; two great-grandchildren, Landon and Ellie Gunter; sisters, Charlene Holmes, Krisie Holmes and Nancy (Dannie Ray) Holmes; brothers, Edward (Bernice) Holmes, Lynn Holmes, Leon (Susan) Holmes and Jackie Holmes and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Visitation will be held at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020.  Services will be held at Carlisle First Baptist Church at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, September 15, 2020 with interment to follow in the Carlisle Cemetery.

23 thoughts on “Glynn Charles Holmes”

  1. Rose Hilburn Graham

    My heart is so broken at the loss of Glynn!! Loved that man to the moon and back. He touched so many lives and hopefully, that gives u all comfort. God gained a beautiful angel. The best!! And we r all better for having known him. Prayers for all of u. This is a loss for a community and my heart is with all of u!!

  2. Everyone loved Glynn. He was always smiling and always tried to be so helpful to everyone. He was kind, generous, and just an all around wonderful person. He will be missed. He was my classmate and I loved him dearly. Prayers for Peggy and all his family.

  3. I only got to meet Monkey a few times while he was on duty, or working with my husband Brad Grady. But the little times I did see him or speak to him he always had a smile and made sure everyone around him had a smile as well.. he was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. My love and prayers go out to his wife and family. The Prairie County Sheriffs office lost a great friend and an employee.. God gained one amazing Guardian Angel…

  4. Our community has lost a great man! We will miss him greatly. Condolences to all of his family. Until we meet again Uncle, until we meet again.

  5. my condolences and prayers to miss Peggy and your family. My friend and neighbor you will be missed.

  6. Glynn will be truly missed. When I saw him he always had a hug for me. I’m so glad I knew him over all these years. He was a good person and God has gained another great Angel. Rest Easy my Friend. Prayers for Ms. Peggy and all of the Holmes family. We Love you, Angie, Bernard & Korbin Burton

  7. Charles & Vicki Ingle

    We want to express our deepest sympathy to Peggy and all of Glynn’s family.May God comfort each if you as only he can today and the the days to come. We are praying for you.

  8. David and Gilda Henry

    Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. The first verse of a hymn in a songbook I have is:

    “How blest are they who trust in Christ
    When we and those we love must part.
    We yield them up for go they must,
    But do not lose them from our heart.”

  9. Know he will be missed. Prayers for the family. Haven’t talked to Glenn for years but the memories I have of him are if a happy guy. Never saw him without a smile. He was one of the good ones.

  10. Debra (Martin) Carreiro

    Prayers to the Holmes family, I was saddened to hear of his illness and death. May God’s comfort and peace surround all of you.

  11. Barbara Adams McFarland

    So sorry for your loss. I did not know Glynn personally but have know Peggy most of her life. Sounds like Glynn was a fine human being who touched many lives & gave back to his community. Thank you Glynn for your unselfish service to your community. Will keep the family in my prayers.

  12. So very sorry for the loss of Glynn. Such a kind man he will be missed. Prayers of comfort for his family & friends.

  13. Court will never be the same without Glynn. From the gentle hugs he handed out to others to the conversations we would have, he will be sorely missed by me. He was a true friend in every sense of the word. I will also miss his updates from his Santa Clause appearances during the holiday season as well as the lunches we shared from Craig’s. He wore his uniform with pride and carried out his duties in court in the most professional way. I pray that his family finds the strength to get thru this knowing he was a Christian loved by many and respected very deeply by at least one Judge!

  14. Glynn was one of my best friends in high school. We had a lot of long talks about life like teenagers do. My condolences to Lynn and the rest of the family.

  15. Debbie VanHouten Beachler

    Its hard to say goodbye to someone whose always been.around. no matter where you were or why, he would be there to help . Praying for your family, but im not keeping Lynn entertained

  16. Everyone that worked with Glynn through the years will miss him.
    A kind man and good man, always cheerful and reliable, he was a real credit to law enforcement and a valued public servant for Prairie county.

  17. John Ed Hendricks

    I speak for everyone and say that We will miss him. My next door neighbor, my left hand man in class and my motivation in PT, goodbye Glynn. Please watch our backs……..BRTC LETA class 2007B

  18. Billy and Gail Booth

    Glynn Holmes left a precious legacy that will be dearly cherished by all those who knew him. His kind, consistent, helpful service to others spoke volumes about what kind of man he was. He was well respected for his professional knowledge and performance. He was well liked for his friendly communicative ability to one and all. He was well loved for his obvious concern and love for others. He will be missed dearly. But fellow believers in Christ shall see him again. In the meantime, we pray that God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) may provide peace, comfort, strength, and assurance to Glynn’s wonderful family and many friends.

  19. Mr. Glynn believed I was good when no one else did. Not even me. I pray for comfort and consolation for his family and loved ones. Never, ever did he ever see me and not give me a genuine hug, even if he was in uniform. I love you, Glynn. I know where you are and find great comfort in that.<3

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