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Bayard Eugene Holmes

June 17, 1927 - March 21, 2015

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Holmes, Bayard "Gene" Eugene 87, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on March 21, 2015. Gene was born June 17th, 1927. He graduated from Freemont High School in 1945 and studied Greek at Westmont College and then went onto Southern California Bible College; he graduated in 1950. In 1951, Gene pastored Paso Robles Assembly of God. In 1952, Gene moved to Owensboro, KY. From 1953-1961, he pastored in several churches and taught High School. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1977. In 1978, he became the Dean of Sweetwater Bible College in Glendale, Arizona and was...

Holmes, Bayard "Gene" Eugene 87, of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on March 21, 2015. Gene was born June 17th, 1927. He graduated from Freemont High School in 1945 and studied Greek at Westmont College and then went onto Southern California Bible College; he graduated in 1950. In 1951, Gene pastored Paso Robles Assembly of God. In 1952, Gene moved to Owensboro, KY. From 1953-1961, he pastored in several churches and taught High School. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1977. In 1978, he became the Dean of Sweetwater Bible College in Glendale, Arizona and was there until 2003. In 2003, Gene started Believer's Family Fellowship and pastored there until he became ill in 2013. Gene was a faithful man that loved Jesus and others with his whole heart. His passion was preaching and teaching Greek classes. He lived to go to church, loved doing puzzles, golfing, collecting baseball cards, eagles and coins. He loved to tell jokes, laugh, had a great sense of humor and was such a generous man. He will be deeply missed. Gene is survived by the daughter of his heart, Lisa West, her children Brandon (Bethany), Travis (Jenna), Austin, Jade, daughter Michal, son Mark, former spouse Brenda, step daughters Chrystal and Deidre, and several friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00AM at Pure Heart Christian Fellowship, 14240 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85306. A reception will follow the service at Believer's Family Fellowship 5305 W. Wescott Dr., Glendale, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Believer's Family Fellowship, 4455 E. Escuda Dr., Glendale, Arizona 85308.