Tom  Holmes

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Full Name: Tom  Holmes
Location: Section:Statesman's Meadow, Section 1 (E)
Row:J  Number:3
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives 
Birth Date: May 31, 1935 
Died: September 16, 2023 
Buried: September 20, 2023 

HOLMES, THOMAS H. (1935 ~ 2023). The following is an obituary for Tom Holmes, former member of the Texas House of Representatives. The obituary was provided by Wiley Funeral Home of Granbury. 

Tom Holmes was born in Hood County on May 31st, 1935 to Cora Harkins and Thomas Holmes. Tom attended school in Hill City, Tolar and Glen Rose where he graduated. He attended Tarleton State University where he helped form the rodeo team and was a saddle bronc rider and RCA member. Tom joined the Air Force in 1954 and was stationed in Great Falls, Montana and Japan and was a member of the Air Force football team. Tom served in the Texas State Legislature from 1965-1973. As a State Representative, Tom’s focus was on education and agriculture, and he was Chair of the Livestock Committee. Tom was an entrepreneur at heart and had many business ventures including founding Granbury State Bank, Hood County Feedyard and Lake City Motors. Tom spent the latter part of his life as a rancher in his childhood home of Paluxy, where he lived a simple life on the farm that he grew up on with his parents Cora and Floyd Harkins. The family is grateful for the care given by the Glen Rose Nursing Home and St. Gabriel’s Hospice and Palliative Care.

Tom is survived by his daughter Vickie and son-in-law Gary Marks, son Charles and daughter-in-law Cindy Holmes, son Tommy and daughter-in-law Donna Holmes, six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Tom is preceded in death by his mother Cora Harkins, father Thomas Holmes and step-father Floyd Harkins.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation at or P.O. Box 773, Glen Rose, TX 76043.

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