John Wesley “Hoss” Holmes

John W. Holmes, 70, passed away May 29, 2018.

Service Information:

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00a.m., Monday, June 4, 2018, Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4911 Interstate 35 N, Waco, Texas 76705


John was born in Satin, Texas June 26, 1947 to Milton Jones and Lou Annie Degrate (Jones). As an infant, he was adopted by Edward and Theodocia Holmes. He married the love of his life, Minnie Lee Tucker, on July 5, 1972.

John Had a fruitful career with Kaiser hospital that spanned over three decades. He was a great outdoorsman, that greatly enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed cultivating his family garden. He loved Jehovah and attended Bellmead congregation since 2006.

John is preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Lee Holmes; daughters, Stephanie, Sarah, Hollye, Ellan ; grandchildren, Jimmeka, Jimmeshia, and Benjamin; great-grandchildren Ja’Ron, and McKenzie; siblings Nina, Robbee, MJ (Minnie) Kathleen (Martin), and Tempe (Gregory);also a host of loved nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The family gives special thanks for the loving care by Texas Home Health Hospice Care staff and all the family and friends that showed their love and support in so many ways.


Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
Phone: (254) 752-5900


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Condolence Messages

  1. Emmitt and Jessie Wilborn

    Emmitt and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss JW–his laugh most of all. We pray you and the family find comfort in your faith. We love you.

  2. Jonathan and Janis Wilder

    Our thoughts and prayer are for Minnie, and the entire Holmes, Jones, DeGrate, and Tucker families. May the love and peace of God keep your hearts and mind looking unto Him always.
    We love our cousins. Jonathan and I are here to serve you in whatever manner you need.

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