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Vance Bradley Holmes

July 3, 1960July 1, 2019

Vance Bradley Holmes was born on July 3, 1960 and passed away on July 1, 2019.

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Bess Irwin

July 17, 2019

I knew Vance only a short time but he made such an impact on me . He was such a bright spirit , so kind and sweet . Attracted everyone around him including my 7 year old who was lucky enough to get to play with that beautiful dog of his. We will miss friend. I am better for knowing you. “ spirit in the sky “ ❤️

Steve Graves

July 15, 2019

What a wonderful human being! Vance was a rare soul and a genuine joy to be around. I can remember a few jobs looooong ago (in his gripping days...) that were only bearable because of his extremely unusual sense of humor and his seemingly bulletproof attitude. Lance brought my younger self back down to earth more than once. He embodied the phrase, "It's only a movie!" He was just a great, uplifting and beautiful man.

So Vance, safe travels old friend. I know you're spirit now, and while I do not know exactly what that means and am not necessarily in any hurry to find out, I do know that consciousness is bigger and more mysterious than we can possibly even begin to measure. So wherever you are, just know that those of us who were fortunate enough to cross your path here on earth are grinning ear to ear (& shedding a few tears) when we think of you. You made the world a better, happier place and you will be very much missed.

PS: Try not to clean out the craft service before we get there, please.

Elizabeth Beck

July 13, 2019

So many memories to share. Vance and I met professionally a billion years ago, which turned into a special relationship from that point on. We had a kismet through travel, mountains, countries, replaced body parts, pain, smiles, and laughter. So much laughter.
Good times and bad, for sure.
Working together was always a joy. Hanging out together was even more so.
He was a confidant, my home away from home while in Austin, and a friend like no other at times.

He snuck me into ACL to the intimate show with Radiohead; skirting security and laughing over it.

I waited to get some very important ink when I knew I would be in Queenstown, home of Tiger, Vance's favorite artist. I got him on the phone so Tiger could say hi, just before he started on my arm.
I will carry that part of Vancey with me the rest of my life, every time I look at my arm!

And he has taken part of me, his family, and everyone else who loved him with him. Godspeed, my friend. I know you're watching us all from the stars.

Melissa Wood Ford

July 12, 2019

Remembering our step brother, Vance fondly as that energetic, adventurous, talented loving guy with a very sweet soul. He lived life to the fullest, remaining so kind and down to earth. Vance cherished his children with all his heart, as you could certainly see as he spoke of them. Vance will always hold a special place in my heart. He will truly be missed.

bobby lewallen

July 12, 2019

oh the stories!
thank god there wasn't phones with cameras when I first met w
vance.we worked together for 35 years.anytime you went anywhere with vance you knew it would be an adventure.
vance loved everyone and was always full of compliments.he was also very funny.kind of a Eddie Haskell/kramer/John Belushi all rolled in to one lovable guy.
miss you my friend.

Laura Crawford

July 12, 2019

I could always count on Vance. He was my first call for an Austin bid right before I found out. We started working together in the early-mid 90s and even with film you could call him a day or two out and we’re on. 16/35mm and had product + equipment on hand. He never said no, no matter the job. We worked fast and he made it fun. One day we were shooting tape and he asked, “You got the film?” I panicked....hard. then we laughed. He was always 1000% in life. He was crazy fun and loved everyone. And everyone he worked with loved him very much.

Marlana Clouse

July 10, 2019

Vance was a very dear friend and will be terribly missed. Hearing of his death was a horrible shock, as I'm sure it was to his huge circle of friends, his mom, family, and children. Watching him achieve all that he did, and hearing of his ventures, facinated me. We've all lost a gifted, funny, respected, person. I called him a true friend!