John Stephen Holmes (1952 - 2018)

  • "The Holmes Family have my deepest sympathy. Philippines..."
  • "We will always remember the good times, glad our paths..."
    - Gloria Thompson
  • "Johnny and I grew up together in the Gables and later..."
    - Chopsey
  • "Miss you dad!!!"
    - John Holmes

HOLMES, JOHN STEPHEN John Stephen Holmes, called Johnny by friends and family, passed peacefully on July 31 at the age of 66 after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be remembered by all for his caring spirit and constant optimism who always treated people with kindness and respect. Born on March 28, 1952, Johnny was a Coral Gables native who most recently resided in Tampa, Florida. He earned both bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Miami and over the years, remained an avid Miami Hurricanes football fan. Professionally, Johnny worked for Borg Warner Corp, Dadeland Bank, the Coral Gables Police Department and Business Wire. He also volunteered his free time with Biscayne Bay Kiwanis and The Haven Center. Johnny is predeceased by his father, Dr. James W. Holmes, mother, Nelda Nolan Holmes, brother, James W. Holmes, Jr., and sister, Helana Paulette Holmes. He is survived by his sister, Sandra Holmes Proby (Lucien), son, John Stephen Holmes, Jr. (Stacy), daughter, Dr. Heather Holmes, and grandchildren, Brady, Maggie, Callan and Grayden. The family wishes to thank Pamela Drake as Johnny's partner and caregiver. A celebration of life in Johnny's memory will be held for immediate family only.
Published in the Miami Herald on Aug. 9, 2018