George T. Holmes, Sr.

08/02/1944 - 03/17/2022


George T. Holmes, Sr.

08/02/1944 - 03/17/2022


Obituary For George T. Holmes, Sr.

Jacksonville, NC

Mr. George Thomas Holmes, Sr., 77, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022 after a long illness. He was the oldest child of Ruth Schilling Duiguid (Leon) and George Henry Holmes, Jr. (Geri). George retired from the US Marine Corps as a SSgt and loved his country. He was an active CB'er under the handle "Jacksonville Fisherman" and enjoyed fishing, bowling, and working in his garden. He was also instrumental in the REACT Radio Team, assisting local authorities including the Jacksonville Police, Onslow Sheriff, and local Fire Departments. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A celebration of George's life will be back home in Royalton, IL at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Royalton First Baptist Church. Another celebration of George's life will be 1:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, followed by committal, with USMC Honors, at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

George is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Cheryl "Sue" Tyner Holmes; his children, Lori Poulos (Ted), of Jacksonville and George T. Holmes, Jr., of Royalton, IL; his brothers and sisters, Ronnie, Bill (Kathy), Bobby, Roger Duiguid (Becka), Denny Holmes (Joyce), Linda Reynolds (Tom), Trisha Fridel (Joe), Dixie Holmes, and Jerry Holmes (Sherri), all of Illinois. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Matthew T. Eckert (Lynn), Cheryl Lynn Eckert; and his two great grandchildren, Marley Thomas and Dawn Sue Eckert; and a host of many extented family.

Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the Holmes Family.


7 May


02:00 PM

Royalton First Baptist Church 709 W 3rd St S Royalton, IL 62983 Get Directions »
13 May

Memorial Service

01:00 PM - 01:45 AM

Johnson Funeral Home - Jacksonville 2685 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28546 Get Directions »
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  • 04/01/2022

    Sorry for your loss Sue he and you were a light for so many in Jacksonville and Onslow County Jason and Tamara Van Tassel

  • 03/31/2022

    So sorry for your loss Sue. Susie Ford

  • 03/31/2022

    George was a good man and friend when we were members of Onslow County REACT and we were on NC State REACT Board He is a Marine he earned thet title as we all did. Rest in Pease Brother.

  • 03/27/2022

    He will be greatly missed and always be known as the father I never had

  • 03/24/2022

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