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.