James Templeton Holmes
James Templeton Holmes, September 19, 1950 - July 25, 2014.
Raised in a Christian home, Jim accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and was born again in August, 1969. Following a long struggle with diabetes and its health complications, he completed his life here on earth and is now celebrating in Heaven!
Jim was the son of the late George L. Holmes, Jr. and Sara Jo Holmes; brother of Dr. George L. Holmes, III (Brenda) and Gayle Holmes Coleman (Mark); and uncle to Scott, Kyle and Wade Holmes and Rachel Oliver and Laura Sturgill.
A graduate of Glencliff High School and Middle Tennessee State University, Jim was a teacher and tennis coach at Bellevue High School. During his twelve years of public service, he served as the State Outreach Coordinator for the Tennessee Department of Human Services and the Career Development Coordinator for the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency.
During these same years, he served as Youth Director for Tulip Street and Blakemore United Methodist Churches and assisted in leading and supporting the youth ministry at Calvary and Hillcrest United Methodist Churches.
During his corporate career, Jim served as Vice President of three international transportation service companies: Fleetmover, Inc. in Columbus, OH, American Truck Management in Nashville and Nova International Transportation Services in Quebec City, Quebec.
In the past decade, Jim has served as a Ministry Development Consultant for Thomas Nelson Publishers and to ministries and churches throughout the West Coast.
Visitation with family and friends will be Monday, July 28 from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m. at Hillcrest United Methodist Church with a 3 p.m. graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to the
; the Nashville Rescue Mission Family Life Center; or the Nashville Humane Association.
The family would like to thank the staff of Southern Hills Medical Center, the DCI Dialysis Clinic on Recovery Road and special caregiver, Marquita West for their loving care of Jim.
An online guestbook is available at AustinFuneralService.com, 615-377-0775.
Austin Funeral & Cremation Services
5115 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 370237
Published in The Tennessean on July 27, 2014