George William Holmes, Jr.,(Gee) age 71 of Canton passed away on September 29, 2019.
George was born on July 27, 1948 in Garden City, Michigan. Survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Dorothy (nee Andres) Holmes; devoted son, George William Holmes, III (LG); loving sisters, Gayle (Harry) Caswell and Evelyn Holmes; loving sisters in-law, Joyce (Kenneth) Holmes and Karen (Emmett) Holmes; Lois Holmes, mother of LG; step-daughters Michelle (Will) Koski and Sandra Alcini. He was preceded in death by his parents, George William Holmes, Sr. and LuLu Agnes Holmes; siblings, Kenneth Holmes, Diane (James) Thompson and Emmett Holmes and his niece, Darlene Savage. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and step-grandchildren.
Gee was very devoted to his family, extended family and friends. He was always there to help anyone in need in a moment's notice. He was humble and lived for doing good deeds with intention and not for attention. He always loved having family and friends over at the Mellowstar Ranch, visiting, playing cards, ping pong tournaments or any of the other fun activities in the game room.
As the saying goes, “life’s better when you’re laughing” and good-humored people like Gee know this. He could see the value in making others laugh and had fun using his witty and sarcastic sense of humor.
Gee and Dorothy also enjoyed traveling. Two of his recent favorite trips included going out west with his late brother, Emmett and his wife, Karen traveling to Florida to visit his step-daughter Michelle and family as well as his favorite theme park, Walt Disney World.
Gee loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle and enjoyed riding with his son, LG. Two of his favorite places to ride were up north to the Holmes and Andres family reunions, and riding down to Ohio for flat track races with friends and LG. He also enjoyed riding with his wife, Dorothy and friends to different locations in Michigan.
Gee shared a common interest with his late brother, Ken in going to and watching University of Michigan Football games. Gee also enjoyed watching the marching band and attended Band-O-Rama at Hill Auditorium for many years.
Friends may visit the Schrader-Howell Funeral Home, 280 South Main Street, Plymouth on Friday, October 4th from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 A.M.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of George William Holmes, Jr. to the American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.