January 25, 1935 - January 30, 2020 George Lee Holmes, 85, of Stone Mountain, Ga., passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Harmony, to the late Mammie Steel and Charlie French Holmes. In 1962 George enlisted in the Air Force, where he worked as a nuclear weapons superintendent. George was a dedicated service member and retired from the Air Force as a senior master sergeant. Upon retiring from the Air Force, he opened his own trucking company, Command Systems Trucking Company, in North Carolina, which he owned for over 20 years. He was a member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church in Harmony all his life until he and his wife, Judy, moved to Georgia in 2014. George loved his family, he loved life, playing cards and having cookouts. He would always help anyone in need. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by brothers, Raywood Holmes, Theodore Holmes, Samuel Holmes; and sisters, Louise Dalton, Frankie Crawford, Jackie Suber, Nanearl Roberson and Jewel Grinton. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Judy Holmes; daughters, Angie Holmes Taylor (Gregory), Victoria Marcus (George); sons, Gerald Holmes (Francis), Lee Holmes (Debra), Johnny Holmes (Verna), Chris Holmes (Leasa), Trey Holmes; stepdaughter, Justine Bowden; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Annie Butler, Mary Bass; and brother-in-law, Donnell Carlton. Services will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m., in the chapel of Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1040 Main St. in Stone Mountain, Ga., with a visitation taking place from 9 to 10 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at 2 p.m., at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr. in Canton, Ga. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in George's honor be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate. Wages & Sons Funeral Home www.wagesandsons.com
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