Cover photo for James  Ross Holmes's Obituary
James  Ross Holmes Profile Photo
1965 James 2021

James Ross Holmes

September 5, 1965 — May 9, 2021

James “Ross” Holmes, 55, of Johnson City, Tennessee passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton.

A native of Johnson City, Ross was born September 5, 1965 to Walter Oliver Holmes and Mary Lee Vanover. He enjoyed playing his drums in his free time.

Ross was a loving father and a great papaw, he loved spending time with his family. He could make friends with everybody. He had a good heart. He was truly loved and he will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Deborah Fritz; an unborn, Baby Holmes; sisters, Linda Shell and Sadie Meredith; and brothers, Bo Holmes and Eddie Holmes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Tina Holmes; father-in-law, Bill Fritz; daughter, Tiffani Holmes (and Brandon); son, Michael Miller; step-son, Joshua McMillan (and Karlee); grandchildren, Nevaeh and Eli Holmes, Claire McMillan, Isaiah and Elijah Miller; brother, Rick Holmes (and Rhonda); sister, Debbie Kilpatrick; and fur baby, Spidey.

Ross’ family will receive friends from 3:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made payable to Tina Holmes’ account at Greater Eastern Credit Union (423-283-4300).

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Holmes family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James Ross Holmes, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, May 15, 2021

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 3

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree