Robert Jason Holmes Sr., 81, died Dec. 21, 2010, at the Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.
He was born in Manchester, Conn., and lived in Vero Beach for 10 years, coming from Daytona Beach Shores and Brevard, N.C.
He received a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
He worked in the insurance industry for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., Standard Life and Casualty Insurance and Southern Educators.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gloria Jackson Holmes; sons, Robert J. Holmes Jr., of Rock Hill, S.C., and Jackson Mark Holmes, of Charlotte, N.C.; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean H. McAdams.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5216.
Services: A private service will be at 1 p.m. Dec. 29 at Pine Hill Cemetery in Burlington, N.C.