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Thomas Kendrick-Holmes obituary

Thomas Clarence Kendrick-Holmes, 70, died at his home, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after a lengthy illness. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at Vineville Presbyterian Church (now Strong Tower). Rev. John Kinser and Rev. David Jordan will officiate. The family will greet friends at the church following the memorial service. Burial will be private. Tommy was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Dimon Kendrick-Holmes and his father, Thomas Clarence Kendrick Jr. of Columbus, Ga., and his adopted father, Shi Gray Holmes of Zebulon, Ga. Tommy graduated from Gordon Military High School in 1960. He attended Mercer University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and received his A.B. degree in 1964. He received a J.D. degree from Mercer Law School in 1968, where he was president of Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army upon his graduation and served two years in Frankfurt, Germany. He practiced law, with a specialty in real estate, for 34 years in Macon. During his lifetime, he was active in many civic activities and served on several boards. He was an Eagle Scout and was able to enjoy his grandson’s Eagle Scout Ceremony 50 years from his own. Tommy’s first commitment was to his Lord, Jesus Christ, then to his family, friends and those in need. He was a member and elder of Vineville Presbyterian Church (now Strong Tower). He taught Sunday school there for many years. His Christian values and compassionate heart caused him to help others in many ways, especially the disabled and needy in this world. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joann Cotton Kendrick-Holmes. Other survivors include his daughter, Martha Dimon ‘Dimy’ Kendrick-Holmes Mixon (Tom) of Griffin, Ga.; and son, Thomas Clarence Kendrick-Holmes Jr. of Macon; his grandchildren, Arthur Thomas Mixon III and Ann Garrett Mixon of Griffin, Ga.; his brother, Charles Kendrick-Holmes (Barbara) of LaFayette, Ala., his brother-in-law, Paul Quinton Cotton (Ruthie) of Macon; his special cousins, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Homer (Skoot) of Atlanta, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. The family request that donations be made to Wesley Glen Ministries, 3711 Agape Village Rd., Macon, Ga., 31210. Visit snowsmacon.com to express tributes. Snow’s Memorial Chapel, Cherry St., has charge of arrangements.

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