Charles Bradley “Brad” Holmes, 56 of Indianapolis passed away unexpectedly while teaching tennis at the North Central Tennis House on May 26, 2016.
Brad was a Tennis Professional / Personal Trainer and Life Coach working at the Indianapolis Racquet Club for 30+ years. He also served many of the local Country Clubs and coached tennis teams at Park Tudor, Heritage Christian, Northview, Noblesville, North Central and most recently Carmel High School. Brad was most proud of his 37-year affiliation and service at the Washington Township Tennis Program, where he taught thousands of our community’s youth to love the Game!
Brad’s education included North Central High School and Ball State University, majoring in Journalism and Physical Education. He was an active member and alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha where he enjoyed and cultivated a strong sense of brotherhood and friendship that sustained him until his passing. A true joy to all who knew and loved him; always a kind gesture, a warming smile, concern for your well-being and lots of laughter and good banter! Oh and let’s not forget about the Trivia. His voracious appetite to read and learn was often passed to others via his humorous inquiries and testing of knowledge!
Over 17 years, Brad and his son Ben have traveled to 49 of the 50 states, with the 50th being Hawaii which was planned and booked for Ben’s High School graduation in the Spring of 2017. The trip will still be made in honor of Brad and his deep love for his son.
Brad was a man of strong faith and was a member of North View Christian Church in Carmel and often taught Ben and others the joy and empowerment of volunteering, giving back and helping those less fortunate. He truly was a disciple and servant of Christ.
Brad is survived by his son Benjamin “Ben” Michael Holmes (17), former wife Jennifer (Zatorski) Holmes; brother, Brian Holmes, sister-in-law Diane (Liotti) Holmes, niece Ashley (23), nephews Hunter (18) and Hayden (13) Holmes.
Memorial Services are planned for Thursday June 2nd and Friday June 3rd 2016. A calling is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. on June 2nd at the Mansion at Oak Hill (5801 E. 116th Street, Carmel IN 46033). A Christian Service will be conducted Friday June 3rd from 10-11 a.m. at North View Christian Church (12900 Hazel Dell Parkway, Carmel IN 46033).
* In lieu of flowers, a Charitable Trust has been established through PNC Bank (donations may be made at any location) to fund Annual Tennis Scholarships in Brad’s Honor