Elected: March 24, 1986
Inducted: June 26, 1986
Born: December 24, 1907
Married: Mary Belle
Children: Gerald E. Holmes, Chattanooga, Tennessee
John David Holmes, Peach Tree City, Georgia
William M. Holmes, Chattanooga, Tennessee
History: Served the Ernest Holmes Co. as designer and Chief Engineer until 1945 and was President from 1945 until his retirement in 1973. Under his guidance, the company pioneered in developing and manufacturing hundreds of industrial use items. It was the towing and recovery industry, however, that the company rose to international prominence for quality equipment.