MOUNT POCONO, Pa. — William S. Holmes Jr., 68 of Mount Pocono, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was the husband of Dorothea L. (McInerney) Holmes.

Born in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late William S. Holmes Sr. and Margaret (Carson) Holmes-Horn.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired after 20 honorable years of service, providing strategic planning, policy development, and the execution of lifecycle maintenance for medical material support of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, Dorothea, he is survived by a son, William S. Holmes III and his wife, Terry, of Ashburn, Va., a daughter, Kerry Lynn Holmes of Mount Pocono, a brother, Dr. Frederick Holmes and his wife, Joyce, of Fairfax, two sisters, Margaret Gohegan and her husband, John, of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Ellen Holmes-Henry and her husband, Kevin, of Fletcher, and his four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Kerry Anna Holmes.

Cremation was entrusted to the Bolock Funeral Home Crematory. Private graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.