Garland Earl Holmes, 64, of Beaumont, passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2017. He was born August 31, 1952, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Frances Ann Lovelace Holmes and James Earl Holmes. Garland was a graduate of Nederland High School, class of 1970, and attended Lamar University. He was a thirty-three year employee of Dupont. Garland had a passion for travel and did so extensively in his younger years. He enjoyed his Harley Davidson, music and concerts, and was an avid reader. Garland was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church from birth.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Holmes; son, Jesse Carter and wife, Hillary, of Vidor; brothers, Roger Holmes and wife, Anthea, of Queensland, Australia; David Holmes and wife, Karen, of Lufkin; and Stephen Holmes and wife, Linda, of Sour Lake; nephews, Austin, Corbitt, and James Holmes; nieces, Shanna Burke; Kristin Holmes, and Hannah Holmes.
A gathering of Mr. Holmes family and friends will be at 9:00 a.m. with his funeral service to at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, at Oak Grove Cemetery, Hornbeck, Louisiana.

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