HOLMES ~Kenneth Holmes was born in Jacksonville, Florida, July 31, 1949 to the late Harry & Anna Holmes. He attended the local schools of Duval County, graduating from Matthew W. Gilbert Senior High School, class of 1969.
Kenneth served his country with honor in the U S Navy and received an honorable discharge in 1972. He was one of Jehovah’s witnesses with membership at Kingdom Hall Lake Forest branch for eighteen years.
Kenneth enjoyed working and was a dedicated employee with employment at U S Gypsum and the University of North Florida. He also enjoyed spending time with family. Kenneth leaves to cherish his memory, sons, Tyrell Taylor & Kenneth Holmes, Jr.; granddaughter; sisters, Junell Branch, Glenda Whitty, Harriett (Tarone) Williams, Andrea Holmes, Cheryl Striblin-Holmes, Terri (Robert) Laidler; aunts, Willie Mae Arnold & Queenester Holmes; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Celebration of Life Service for Kenneth Holmes will be 10:30 AM Friday, August 2, 2019, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3003 Soutel drive. Family will receive friends Thursday at the Soutel Chapel from 5 - 7 PM. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Because of the love of his family, arrangements entrusted to J. E. Fralin & Sons Funeral & Cremation Services, 5065 Soutel Dr, 904.924.9400.