James Holmes, Jr. was born Sept. 18, 1941 to parents Harvey Holmes, Sr. and Pauline (Tims) Holmes in Dallas and entered into eternal rest Jan. 13, 2020 in the comfort of his home in Payne Springs.
James attended South Oak Cliff High School and was part of the graduating class of 1960. He attended Barber College and later he became a hairstylist in Dallas.
After moving from Dallas, James enjoyed being on the school board for Eustace School District and he was very involved in the Masonic Lodge #1199 in Eustace.
James loved being around his family, especially his 19 grandchildren. He enjoyed working on cars, riding motorcycles, watching dirt track races, shooting and collecting guns. James also enjoyed traveling with his family and taking trips to Galveston.
He married the love of his life Yvonne (Beard) June 14, 1963 at Bethany Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove.
James was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Phyllis Myron Renick and Mary Holmes.
He is survived by his wife Yvonne of Mabank, son Chris and wife Aimee of Mabank, daughters Melissa Parker and husband Brett of Payne Springs and Andrea Rogers and husband Keith of San Marcos, grandchildren Christopher Holmes, Rebekah Holmes, Mikaela Holmes, Andrew Holmes, Ben Holmes, Kaity Parker, Madelynne Parker, Eleanor Brown and husband Garrett, Ethan Parker, Caroline Parker, Lillyan Parker, William Parker, Emma Parker, Jonathan Parker, Lincoln Parker, Camille Busbee and husband Bryan, Jared Rogers and wife Paige, Elijah Rogers, Colin Rogers, and many other family members and life long friends.
A Celebration of Life was held Jan. 17, 2020.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com