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In loving memory of
Robert D. Holmquist
  • July 23, 1940
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  • November 17, 2022

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Robert Daniel Holmquist was born in Pontiac, Michigan and lived in Waterford Township. Bob was born to Marjorie Wilkinson and Gerald Holmquist on July 23, 1940. Bob played Class A baseball for the Amarillo Gold Sox when he was 18 and served in the U.S. Marines stationed at the Marine Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, where he taught teletype communications and played on the General’s baseball team for the Devil Dogs in 1961 and 1962. He also played ball at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Santa Anna, California in 1960 before being transferred to San Diego.

Bob was employed in the accounting department for the General Motors Truck Coach Division and Terry Drugs, Inc. In 1977 he developed a local motel and managed it after reconstructing it into a condominium. Later he was employed as a Municipal Finance Director and promoted to work as a City Manager. He was an avid golfer and won several club championships, as well as claiming a Wilson Hole in One award at the Spruce Creek Golf Club 15th hole, 143 yards, in Port Orange, FL. He also had five other Hole in One awards at courses in Palm Coast, FL, Daytona Beach Municipal Course, and the Riviera Country Club.

Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce, children, Rhonda Lamont, Paula Christiansen (Mark), stepsons Tim Mallace (Leah) and Andrew Mallace (Lea), and grandchildren, Kaitlin, Sean, Dillon, Paige, Carter, Claire, Alex, and Heidi. Bob was a member of First Baptist Daytona Beach and believed Christ died to save imperfect sinners who ask for forgiveness. A Graveside Service will be held in January at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims, FL, with a Military Chaplain presiding.

Many thanks to the Halifax Health Hospice palliative care team for their kindness and tender care. Bob will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa.


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  1. Ashley Sherbert says:
    26 Nov 2022
    Joyce,
    Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you and your husband. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You took such wonderful care of him. My condolences to you! ❤️
    Ashley Sherbert

  2. M Embach lit a candle:
    26 Nov 2022
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