Biography: Leon “Buck” Holmes was born in Dorchester County, South Carolina on December 28, 1948, son of the late Thomas Holmes, Sr. and Sarah Jane Henderson-Holmes. Leon departed this life suddenly on July 30, 2020, near his home.
Leon joined Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Dorange, South Carolina, at an early age and served as a Trustee until his passing.
Leon was a graduate of Lockett High School, the Class of 1967. Leon grew up in a Christian home. To those who knew “Buck” knew that there was nobody that could do the James Brown but Buck and James Brown.
After High School, Buck enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in Vietnam. He loved the Military and was proud to be a Veteran. Leon continued his education at the Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College, where he received Four Associate Degrees. He was employed by Greenwood Miles and Federal Mogul for many years from which he retired.
In June 1972, Leon was united in Holy Wedlock to Miss Vernia White. This union was blessed with one son, Terrence (Terry) Holmes.
Leon is preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Holmes, and his sister, Dorothy Mae Holmes-Brown.
He Leaves to cherish fond memories, his loving Wife, Vernia Mae Holmes of the home, his Sons: Terrence (Ericka) Holmes, their children, Terrence (TJ) Holmes and Terricka Holmes: Ronji Summers of New York City, Darryl White, Branchville, S.C., Special Grand-Children, Quadar Goldsmith, Rakia Goldsmith, one Great Grand-Son, his Sister, Theola H. Hayes, of New York City: Two Brothers: Floyd Holmes, Far Rockaway, New York, Thomas Holmes, Jr., Jamaica, New York, many other Grand-children, Nieces, Nephews and many other relatives and friends.