John Emmage Holmes, Sr. was blessed with the breath of life on August 14, 1930 to the late John & Evan Mae (Douglas) Holmes in Vernon, FL. John was educated in the Washington County School System and reared in a Christian home.
John was united in Holy Matrimony to Alice Amos and together they raised a beautiful family in love & hard work. He was a pulpwood logger by trade for numerous years.
On Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Southeast Health of Dothan, AL, John transitioned from this earthly life.
He leaves to cherish his memories his beloved three sons: John Holmes, Jr. & Jeffery Holmes, both of Chipley, FL, and Jarvis (Marsha) Holmes; two daughters: Marjorie (Nathan) Gundrum, and Janice Holmes, all of Freeport, FL; brother: Orthur (Gwen) Smith, Jr., of Denver, CO; sister: Lottie Ruth William of Cottonwood, AL; along with a large host of grandchildren & great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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