Jimmy Frank Holmes, 80, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed Saturday, December 18, 2021. Born May 2, 1941 in Kilgore Texas, to the late Ina Edith Osborne and Clyde Frank Holmes.
He graduated in 1959 from Kilgore High School and received further education from a plethora of institutions, working throughout his life as an educator and researcher. He was a veteran of the Air Force and lived in many places during his life, making friends as he went. He loved serving God; his faith was the very foundation of his life.
He enjoyed fishing, visiting, writing and drawing. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Patricia Barber; cherished children, Floyd (Kay) Holmes, Chris (Shanna) Holmes, Nancy (Robert) Bowens, Denise (Shaun) Sandford; 12 precious grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren; Uncle Jack Osborne and many nieces, nephews and cousins who were greatly loved.
Celebration of Life will be held on December 27, 2021 at 1:00pm at Whispering Pines Community Center located at 1200 West Pine Street, Benton, Arkansas, 72015.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.