October 2, 1952 – March 11, 2020
David Holmes, a Colorado Springs native, died on March 11, 2020. Having been born to Willie and Frances Holmes on October 2, 1952, he became a Junior Olympic Champion in 1969 and was named Colorado Prep Athlete of the Year in 1970. David served as a Military Policeman from 1972 to 1974 having completed United States Army Military Police School in 1973. After a successful career in Electric Operations at the Nixon Power Plant, David retired as an Operation Superintendent of Colorado Springs Utilities after 31 years.
Most of his life was spent married to Jerree Holmes. They were 3 weeks away from being married for 46 years. Traveling, especially to Alaska, brought him great joy; he loved fishing at Lake Conchas, New Mexico and spending time with his family. Known as the family “Grill Master”, his smoked ribs and smoked mac ‘n cheese were requested for every family gathering. He always remained an avid supporter of the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos.
David is predeceased by his parents, Willie, and Frances Holmes; and his brother, Michael Holmes. He is survived by his wife, Jerree Holmes; his sons, Matthew Holmes, and Jonathan Holmes (wife, Katheryn; and daughter, Georgia); and siblings, Debra Phillips, Marilyn Fayne, and Diana Holmes.