Douglas Milton Holmes passed away of complications from colorectal cancer and dissection of the aorta at age 73. He was the son of Vara Morgan Holmes and Stacy Milton Holmes and the younger brother of Stacy Morgan Holmes of Metuchen, New Jersey, and family.\n\nMr. Holmes was born in Fayetteville, NC and educated in the Raleigh, NC and Norfolk, VA public schools, the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Old Dominion College, and the UNC-CH law school and graduate schools. \n\nHe was an attorney, C.P.A., professor, and real estate broker. He was also one of many "alumni" who worked through the years at Julian's College Shop on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC. He was active in politics and a candidate for several offices.\n\nA private graveside service for the family was held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Cross Creek Cemetery in Fayetteville, NC.