J.C. Holmes II

December 10, 1982 ‒ May 17, 2017

Newark, Ohio

J.C. Holmes II, age 34, of Newark, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born on December 10, 1982 in Newark, Ohio. J.C. managed the Mount Vernon HER Realtors Community office and was an auctioneer at RES Auction Services in Millersburg.

J.C. was a 2001 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from Ohio University. He would later earn his Master’s in Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management. J.C. was a member of the National Association of Realtors, Knox County and Columbus Board of Realtors.

In his free time he enjoyed traveling and was an avid car and truck enthusiast that was always looking for his next purchase. J.C. was a dedicated fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns. He took great pride in his job and really enjoyed helping his clients meet their needs. J.C. will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife Jenna (Parks) Holmes; his parents, Jack Holmes of Mount Vernon and Cheri (Cannon) Burke of Mount Vernon; maternal grandparents, Judy Jadwin of Mount Vernon and Richard (Linda) Cannon Sr. of Howard; two brothers, Ryan (Tasha) Holmes and Tyler Holmes both of Mount Vernon; nieces and nephews, Caden Holmes, Ryan Holmes, Reagahn Parks and Reese Parks; father and mother-in-law, Warren and Jeanne Parks; brother and sister-in-law, Travis and Helena Parks. He is also survived by his beloved canine companions, Buckeye, Willie, Thunder, Windy, Kaley and Coco.

J.C. was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Laura and Norbert Holmes.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. The family will observe a private burial. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of J.C. Holmes II.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knox County Animal Shelter, 285 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, the Mental Health and Recovery of Licking and Knox Counties at www.mhrlk.org or the Ladies Amvets Auxiliary, 200 W. Ohio Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I am so sorry for your loss-gone too soon. (Friend of Faith Johnson Dulaney)

    Colleen Milligan

  • My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Although I didn’t know JC very well personally, he was a respected member of our HER/RES family.

  • Jenna and Family ,

    Mark and I are so sorry for your loss . We can’t begin to
    understand the gieving your going through. JC always had a
    big smile and we enjoyed the many dinners we shared.

    Our Condolences
    Faith and Mark Dulaney

  • Wow I can’t believe this so sorry Jack & Cheri your in my thoughts and prayers. He was a tremendous young man. I thought alot of him.

  • Jenna and family,
    Prayers for the family during this time. I am at a loss of words my dear friend. I pray for peace and comfort.

  • We’re so sorry Jack, Ryan and Tyler. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Ken and Lori Ray
    and family

  • Cheri I can’t even fathom what you must be going through. But I do want you to know that you in everyone’s thoughts and prayers. I am here for you if you ever need anything.

  • Saddens me to learn of this. Jenna you are in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Cheri and family I am so sorry for your loss may God give you the strength you need thur this trying time KathyFrost Wagner

  • Jack – our hearts and prayers are with you during this so painful time. We have walked through this valley and will be praying for you all. Sincerely, Ralph & Diana Rine

  • To All Family of JC and especially Jenna, So incredibly saddened by JC’s passing. Prayers to You All during this time and the days that follow….
    Love and Comfort,
    Kelly Corrigan & Jim Wheeler

  • Jack, Ryan and Tasha, I’m so very sorry. Glad Vicky and I got to meet him; even though briefly. You’re in my thoughts down here in Tennessee.

  • Holmes Family –

    Please know you are all in the prayers of the HER Realtors Family and we are blessed that JC had become member. I am so personally thankful that I got to break bread with JC at his Wickman Graduation Ceremony where he was an award winner. That day not too long ago, his eyes were sparking and his smile was beaming. He was a gentle giant in our industry and we will somehow have to recover from this loss of a silent leader in our Real Estate Community. I will always remember JC that day…….may he find his paradise and move on in peace and happiness. Prayers are sent to the entire family to hold you up during this difficult time.

    The HER Realtors family is here if there is anything that you need. Please reach out if you do.

    Warmest sympathies,
    Susan Wigler

  • Dear Holmes Family,

    I stand here broken hearted for all of J.C.’s friends and family. I was honored to get to know him better through our HER trainings together, and enjoyed his contributions to the group. He always had a smile on his face and a chuckle to share as he could find the humor in just about any situation we discussed. He was loved and respected by his peers and will be greatly missed. I have been praying for all of you to try to find some peace through all of this… my thoughts continue to be with you and yours.

    Jen Wiles
    HER Realtors

  • Jenna and family, Our hearts go out to you and want you to know we are here if you need us and will do whatever we can. We pray that JC has found peace and will continue our prayers that you too, will find peace. We love you. Uncle Jim and Aunt Judy.

  • Jenna and family. Our hearts are going out to you and all your family. We pray that JC has found peace and that you, in time, will find peace also. We at here and willing to do what we can to help. All our love, Uncle Jim and Aunt Judy

  • Jenna and Family, We send our deepest sympathy to the Holmes family. If I could write for you a rainbow, I certainly would. Since I cannot write for you a rainbow, I send my love.

  • Jenna, Jack, Cheri, Ryan, Tyler and family – I am so saddened to hear of the news of JC’s passing. My heart is deeply grieved. I remember JC with fondness; a caring, young man with a smile and engaging personality that lit up any room he entered. I will always remember him as being kind and having an good heart. May God grant you comfort in the days ahead. His mercies are new every morning. His love and faithfulness never ending. Bev Bierly

  • Thoughts and prayers to you and your husband Cheri. Please pass our deepest sympathies to Richard and Linda as well.
    We are sorry for your loss.
    God Bless……

  • My dear Cheri..my heart goes out to you. Praying for peace for you and family.

    Carrie Davis

  • So very sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers.
    Jennifer Kidd-Kidwell

  • John and I are so sorry for you and your family, Jenna. We had many conversation with JC. He was always very friendly. Enjoyed talking with him. Sue lamb and John Kennard

  • Jack, I’m at a loss for words. My heart breaks for you brother. All my prayers and love.

  • Jenna and family.. Thinking and praying for you to feel peace and closure . xoxox

  • Rest in peace JC Holmes. You, Jenna Parks-Holmes and I have some of my favorite memories together through college and our 20s. Being apart of the bridal party at your wedding is one of my favorites. I will never forget how happy you made Jenna Parks-Holmes and how you always showed how much you loved her. I will always remember JC Holmes as being kind, sweet, funny, and a loving husband as well as his love for cars and the fur babies. I was looking forward to reconnecting on my next trip home or when you both were planning to visit Florida. Jenna Parks-Holmes, your family and JC Holmes family are in our in our thoughts and prayers today. I hope all of you are able to find peace and strength together as you get through this difficult time. We offer all of our love and support no matter how long it has been since we chatted, seen each other, or far away we live. I hope we are able to connect the next time we are in Ohio Jenna Parks-Holmes. Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences.

    Bethany, Tony, & Ethan

  • To the Family of J.C. Holmes,II

    With Sincere Sympathy and Caring in the Loss of Your Love one. Let God’s deep
    Love and understanding help you in your grief. For He’s there to ease the pain and bring your sorrowing Heart relief. May the Love of friends and family be a comfort
    to you in this difficult time.
    May your Loved one Rest In Peace.
    Peace, Love and Hope
    Helen B.

  • Cheri and Jack, We are so sorry to hear about J.C. You are both in our thoughts. Deb Cox and Jan Korns

  • Jenna and family, my heart goes out to all of you for the loss of Jc . I got to know JC when he came to work at Grange . We became fast friends and I adored him. He was like one of my sons. Jenna he loved you so much, he talked about you all the time. He lloves his dogs and his cars too. He was so funny and always had a big smile on his face . May God give you all strength and the peace that passes all understanding and during this time. With my deepest sympathy,
    Merr Ridgway

  • Jenna, so very sorry for this incredible loss. Hold dear the memories and your love. JC had such a way of making people feel special. I know that he gave Brad and I hope and worked hard to help us make our dreams come true! He was tireless helping us search the two of you kept going and made sure we were good with each decision along the way. May you find comfort and peace in the days, weeks and months ahead along the journey called life! Debbie and Brad Monkman

  • Cheri and all family,
    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Tammy Randles and family

  • My sincerest condolences to all of JC’S family. I had the pleasure of working with him at Grange. May you all find strength and comfort in God’s Word. Revelation 21:4 promises that God will wipe out every tear and death will be no more. Yes, may he be resurrected in a righteous new earth…Psalm 37:11,29. Grasp to this hope God has provided to help you endure.