Arlington-James Ernest Holmes, age 57, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2012. He was born July 9, 1955, the son of LeRoy and Marcella (Jacobson) Holmes. James served in the U.S. Army. He loved his Packers and Nascar but he enjoyed spending time with family.

James is survived by his loving wife Debra (Mabis) Holmes and their puppies Sugar and Buddy; his children James (Sunshine) Holmes, and Jessica Holmes; two grandchildren, Michael Staples and Isaiah Martinez; Jame’s two brothers Gene (Jan) Holmes and John (Melissa) Holmes; three sisters Susan (Robert) Holmes, Linda Holmes, and Patricia Holmes; Debbie’s parents Earl and Jeanette Mabis; sister Kay (Mark) Saulys; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his parents LeRoy and Marcella Holmes, and their parents.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest, with Rev. David McDonald officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral from 4pm until the time of service.

A special thank you to the Arlington EMS team and also a special thank you to everyone that supported James and family in our time of need. James will be greatly missed by all…