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Jeffrey Curtis Holmes, Contractor, dies in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on November 30, 2010

JEFFREY CURTIS HOLMES of Houston, Texas passed away November 21, 2010 at age 50. Jeffrey was born October 21, 1960 in Los Angeles, California.
Jeffrey leaves behind his son Micheal and wife Lacey Mears or Dubuque, Iowa, his Daughter Cynthia and husband Matthew Ball of Pasadena, Tx, son Jared Holmes of Houston, Tx and daughter Grace Holmes and Niece Laura Welch of Jersey Village.
Jeff is also survived by his mother Marie Holmes of Houston and his father Johnny Holmes of Barbers Hill, Tx, his brother Howard Holmes, his brother James and wife Cicely Holmes of Seabrook, Tx, his sister Yvonne and husband David Higgins of Webster, Tx and brother John and wife Heather Holmes of Austin, Tx, as well as grandchildren Hailey and Lyric Ball of Pasadena, Tx along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Jeffrey went by many names, some called him Jeff, others called him Red Rider, but the two that he cherished the most were Dad and Grandpa! Jeff lived an amazing life full of lots of traveling around the world.
He told stories of his travels to Hawaii and befriending the King and Queen, whom he called Mamma Loa. He told stories of traveling to Washington state on a freight train and staying in the mountains with the Rainbow Gathering.
Jeff had traveled to Iraq, but most recently to Afghanistan where he was currently residing.
While in Afghanistan he was working as a general contractor, but Afghanistan was not the only place he shared his gift of construction.
A few of the places he worked as a master contractor were Texas, Hawaii, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Jeff went all over the world building and helping people in any way he could.
During Jeff’s life he walked many paths and along the way he always made lifelong friends as he did while serving as a member of the motorcycle club The Righteous Brothers.
Jeff leaves behind many who loved him dearly and would believe his honesty and integrity to be above reproach. Jeff’s honesty and point of view was in a way his trademark and he will be very deeply missed. Thank you God for giving us every moment that we had with him for he has touched and changed us all forever. 

Funeral services will be November 27, 2010, 10:00 AM at The Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX.

One Response to “Jeffrey Curtis Holmes, Contractor, dies in Afghanistan”

  1. Grace holmes said

    I, grace Holmes, his daughter, is saying that he did not die in afghanistan he died in a motorcycle accident in Houston , tx

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