Funeral services for Joel Holmes, 74, of Jackson County,
TN, will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at New
Hope Baptist Church in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the
Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville community of Jackson
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on
Sunday from 2 P.M. - 4 P.M., and on Monday from 6 P.M. - 9
P.M. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday
from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at
Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
He was born October 5, 1940, in Worcester, Massachusetts, to
the late Joel Osborne Holmes, Jr. and Margaret Hubbard
Holmes. On July 24, 2010, he was married to Norma Holmes,
who survives. He was a tax professional enrolled with the IRS,
and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. He served
as a pilot in the U.S. Navy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2
Survivors include his Wife: Norma Holmes of Jackson
County, TN, and formerly of Brown County, Indiana; 2
Daughters: Megan (Gary) Depping of Graham, Washington,
and Corrinne Joelle (Jason) Webb of St. Paul, Minnesota; 7
Grandchildren: Annabelle "Annie", Gabriel "Gabe", Abigail
"Abby", Samuel "Sam", and Elijah "Eli" Depping, Jacob Webb,
and Jordyn Webb; Stepchildren: Tamara Clouse, Kimberly
Morgan, Jon Harsch, and Robert Harsch, all of Indiana; 1
Brother: Donald (Huong) Holmes of New York; Cousin: Bill and
wife Carol Harmon of Massachusetts; and several
step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Other
relatives and friends also survive.
Bro. Tom Lyles and Randy Heady will officiate at the
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
King of Kings Radio Network in Somerset, KY, by contacting the
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