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Everett Ervin Holmes

December 4, 1972 ~ June 7, 2023 (age 50) 50 Years Old


Everett Ervin Holmes, age 50, of Manchester passed from this life on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, at St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN. following ongoing complications from an extended illness. Everett was born December 4, 1972, in Coffee County, TN.

Everett is survived by his wife Anna Holmes, his biological mother Sue Vann Johnson, adopted parents Harlan Eugene (Gene) Holmes and Lois Ferrell Holmes. Additionally, Everett is survived by siblings Sarah Jenkins, Christy Baltimore (Matt), Brittany Baltimore (Luis), Vanessa Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Melissa Jacobs, Tamela Rust Sadler (Byron), Glenn Earls, Adam Baltimore, Chris Baltimore, JT Johnson, Harlan Holmes (Stacey), David Holmes, Craig Holmes, and Terry Holmes (Tammy), his children Shawn Holmes (Trisha), Elisabeth Underwood (Jared), and Steven Fontaine, his grandchildren Skylar, Jayton, Jacoby, Dakota, Jeremiah, Jebsen, and James. He was loved by numerous nieces, nephews, and family members. Everett is preceded in death by biological father, John Wayne Baltimore.

Everett was a Christian by faith and member of Experience Community Church in Tullahoma, TN at the time of his death.

Everett loved big. His family was his primary focus and being “Pop Pop” to his grandkids was his favorite role. He was active in all their lives from coaching their baseball & softball teams, taking them fishing, teaching them the value of work, taking everyone to the beach and everything in between. He loved to play and never lost his desire to find the fun in life. He would have done anything for them and proudly displayed each of their names tattooed on his arms.

Everett played baseball from childhood through high school and after graduating from Coffee County Central High in 1991, he played college baseball for Motlow State Community College. He never gave up his love for the sport and was an avid Braves fan.

Everett truly loved to play, coach, mentor and challenge his players in baseball and softball. He planned and played in numerous tournaments over the years and had a reputation for hitting many over the fence. He had the ability to help any child believe they could become a great ball player too.

Everett was a driver for Batesville Casket Company prior to being diagnosed with cancer in late 2022.  He volunteered his time in the community by playing Santa for local organizations, coaching numerous baseball and softball teams, and serving on the boards of those organizations. He looked after his extended family and friends and was always available to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Everett was a kind-hearted, generous, loving and community-oriented person who welcomed friends and family, new and old, into his heart. He was known and loved by people far and wide. His absence leaves a void in all our lives.

In leu of flowers, a bank account has been established at First Vision Bank in Manchester, Tennessee for his grandchildren to support their future occupational and educational goals. Donations can be made to the Everett Holmes Grandchildren Educational Fund which will be administered by his wife Anna Riddle Holmes. A Memorial Softball Tournament is being planned for June 2024 to honor Everett’s love of ball and its ability to bring people together. Proceeds will go the EHGE Fund.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 10th at 3:00 p.m. at Experience Community Church in Tullahoma, TN. Visitation will be held prior, from 1:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m.


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June 10, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Experience Community Church
414 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Celebration of Life
June 10, 2023

3:00 PM
Experience Community Church
414 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, TN 37388


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