John A. Holmes, age 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Saturday, October 2, 2010. Mr. Holmes was born May 21, 1929 in Danville, Alabama. Mr. Holmes was a retired Naval Officer, commanding officer of The Naval Photo Training Center in Pensacola, and commanding officer of Combat Camera Group Pacific, Coronada, California. Following his retirement John became a film maker for Civil Engineering and taught film making at West Florida.
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Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Holmes, 2 sons; James R. Holmes and wife Susan, Jerry W. Holmes and wife, Tammy, step-children, Bobby Jernigan, Leon Jernigan and Lisa Beffley, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and a brother, Verlyn "Bud" Holmes, Sr. and wife Betty.
Services will be held at 2:00 Pm on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North-Cantonment.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday, October 4, 2010 from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, 1000 Highway 29 South Cantonment is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Pensacola News Journal on Oct. 5, 2010