HOLMES, James Baxter 64, died June 13, 2012 at his home with his family by his side in Largo. Mr. Holmes was born on June 18, 1947 in Charlotte, NC to Billie and Louise Holmes. Mr. Holmes served in the United States Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War. He was a combat wounded veteran which earned him a Purple Heart Medal. Mr. Holmes is survived by his mother, Louise Holmes; sister, Melissa Holmes-Sievert; daughter, Shannon Holmes-Gignac; sons, James Holmes III and Billy Holmes; grandchildren, Matthew, Tobias, Roshelle, Kiana, Samara, Julianna and Katelyn. He was preceded in death by his father, Billie Holmes, his brother, William "Vincent" Holmes and his beloved wife, Kathleen Holmes. A private family service will be held in his honor.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 19, 2012