Norman Lafayette Holmes was born April 1, 1936 in Pointe, Texas. He was raised in Pasadena , Texas where he still lived until he passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013. He attended Pasadena High Schools. He joined the United States Marines in 1953 and served in the Korean War
, and worked as a millwright and maintence foreman for A.J. Mundy until he retired in 1996. Norman was known for his tough exterior, strong hands and soft heart.
He was "Paw Paw" not only to his grandkids, but to most that knew him. His witty charm, silly jokes and funny little laugh were what made him so loveable. Norman was famous for his unique dance style, as evident by the long lines of dance partners awaiting their turn. Little did they know his blue eyes and big heart belonged to his bride of 54 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Norman Eugene and Essie Kay Holmes; and sister, Melba Jean West. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Holmes; Children Sheila Reyes and husband Johnny, Donna Tarawneh, Norman Holmes and fiancée Len Wilson, Rebecca Guidry and husband Robert. Grandchildren April Raybon, T.J. Douglas and Ryan Norris, Jennifer Raybon, Mitchell and Jessica Raybon, Billy and Tammy Holmes, Ana and Alex Tarin, Katrina Reyes, Candyce and Kody Holley, Daniel Holmes, Harley Holmes, Michaela Guidry and Madalyn Guidry; Great-grandchildren Alissa Branch, Kamryn Jammer, David Branch, Bryan Jammer, Addilyn Holley, Stella Tarin, Jace Raybon, Taylee Holmes and Makenzy Holley; Siblings Silva Holmes, Don Holmes and wife Jeanie, Charles Holmes and wife Linda; as well as numerous other close relatives and friends.
Family to receive friends 12-2 pm Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Huffman Church, 25306 FM 2100 Huffman, TX 77336 with the funeral service to begin at 2 pm.