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James Holmes Obituary
Dr. James (Jim) Holmes


Dr. James Holmes ("Jim") built his life around making a difference in the lives of others. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, and served as the Director of the Counseling Center at the University of West Florida for 27 years. There, he changed the lives of countless students and was devoted to training a wealth of good therapists. He was an integral part of the Society for Descriptive Psychology and worked to bring a new understanding of persons and their behavior to everyone he could. He continued to engage in consulting and training following his retirement from UWF. He was a husband, father, teacher, and therapist, and was described by a friend as a true "gentle" man. He loved his family, and was as dedicated to them as he was to helping others. He enjoyed traveling, especially in Colorado, and was always on a quest to learn something new. Just before his death, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of writing a book to help people suffering from depression.

He is survived by his wife, Garnet, and five children, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren who will miss their Papa. "The beauty of a life so well lived is never lost. The memories of Jim live in all of us."

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Sept. 22, 2013
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