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Julius Lee Holmes III

April 23, 2020

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Julius Lee Holmes III "Duke"

Julius Lee "Duke" Holmes II was born January 20, 1946 in Henderson, Tennessee to the late Julius Holmes II and Barbara Thelma Holmes Woodard.

Duke lived a full life with no regrets. Upon graduation from high school, he went on to graduate and earn a Bachelor's Degree from Lane College. While serving in the United States Army, he completed two tours of duty in Vietnam and attained the rank of Sergeant. Following his military career, he worked as a code enforcer for the US government and followed his passion as a singer and songwriter.

At the time of his unexpected demise, Duke is preceded in death by his father Julius Holmes II, his mother Barbara Woodard, his sisters Janie Holmes and Cynthia Holmes, and a son, Jedon Holmes. His legacy continues through his three sons, Julon, Travis and Erik, his grandchildren' and a host of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be held for Duke on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 4pm until 6pm at the funeral home. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, burial will be private at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Wisconsin.

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May 3, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jelacic Funeral Home
5639 West Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218

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