Hall of Fame Member

Ernest W. Holmes, Sr. - Deceased

Elected:       March 24, 1986
Inducted:    June 26, 1986
Born:            January 17, 1883
Married:      Hattie Holmes

 

 

 

 

Children:    Hattie Jane, Mildred, Cornelia, Ernest Jr. 

History:      In 1916 he mounted the industry’s first wrecker on the body of a 1913 Cadillac.  He founded the Ernest Holmes Co. in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Market Street and was its president until his death in 1945.

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