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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Celebration of Life for Clarence J. "Pop" Holmes

Clarence Jones Holmes, known affectionately as “Pop”, was on born June 13, 1942 in Watervalley, Mississippi to the union of Connie Holmes and Lueisa Baker Holmes who proceeded him in death. Pop passed away December 25, 2013.

Pop accepted Christ at an early age and was a proud member of Greater Community Grace Temple COGIC. He served faithfully on the deacon board and sang in the male chorus. He was passionate about attending service and sharing the word of God with others, visiting the sick, working in the community and serving his neighbors wherever possible.

Pop's love for his family was front and center. He was devoted to his wife Vera whom he loved dearly and married in 1962.  He was the proud father of Clarence, Michael, Roger, and Eric. His sons often turned to him for advice and sought his perspective on living a good life. He was a doting grandfather and was prominent in his grandchildren's live. Pop would often travel to their elementary, high school, and college events to cheer them on. He encouraged his sons and grandchildren to always do what is right.

Pop was a hard worker; he worked many jobs to support his family--at times holding down three jobs. He also worked to help others. Helping others no matter what the circumstances was essential to his belief. He was known far and near for showing love to people. He never met a stranger. It appears he passed down this trait to his children and grandchildren. He retired from D. Canale Brewery.

Pop was a football fanatic and was passionate about the New England Patriots much to chagrin of the Steelers and Titans fans in the Holmes family. Pop traveled often. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved eating wild game and frying fish.

Pop loved to travel and was an avid hunter and fisherman. After retiring from D. Canale Brewery, he often traveled to popular hunting and fishing places. He loved to cook and eat the wild game he bagged and fry fish he snagged. Pop was a football fanatic and often traveled to games to cheer his team. Pop was a foot fanatic and often traveled to games to cheer his cheer for teams. He was passionate about the New England Patriots--much to the chagrin of most of the Holmes family members who are Steerlers and Titans fans.

A devout follower of Jesus Christ, Clarence “Pop” Holmes as a strong as he lived it. He will be missed by his family but his legacy will live on forever and ever.

Friday, January 3, 2014
Harold Ford Funeral Homes
4-6 PM
1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Funeral Services:
Saturday, January 4, 2014
11:00 AM
Greater Community Temple COGIC
924 North Dunlap
Memphis, TN 38118

Greater Community Temple COGIC
5151 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38118

Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the following organization that are meaningful to the Holmes Family:

The Oasis Center 
The Holmes Family Fund
1704 Charolette Pike
Nashville, TN 

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Military Families Fund
919 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Hard Bargain Association
Ty's House Community Center
P.O. Box 545
Franklin, TN 37065-0545


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