Thomas Hollis Jr. Obituary

Thomas DeVayne Hollis Jr.
Thomas DeVayne Hollis Jr.

June 24, 1938 - July 6, 2018
Born in Many, Louisiana
Resided in North Ogden, Utah
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Thomas DeVayne Hollis, Jr.
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Thomas DeVayne Hollis Jr., 80, passed away July 6th at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home from complications caused by Agent Orange.

Tom was born June 24, 1938, in Many, Louisiana, to Lillian Cooper and Thomas DeVanye Hollis Sr. he was the oldest of 4 children, his sister Dorothy and brothers Bobby and Larry. Tom grew up in Many LA, and later moved to Hornbeck, LA, where he enjoyed swimming and fishing in lakes; he excelled in sports, especially basketball and baseball.

Tom served 2 Tours of Duty in Vietnam. He started his military career in the Navy, then the Marines and retired with 21 years of service in the Army. He served in the Army as a Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne and as a Medic. He was known for his bravery, honesty, hard work, and dedication as a soldier, earning numerous awards and medals including the Meritorious Service Medal. He retired from Civil Service from Hill Air Force Base, UT.

Tom’s favorite saying was “Family First” and he loved having his family around him. He also enjoyed working out and doing yard work and took pride in having one of the best yards on the street.

On Sept. 4, 1987, he married Karen DeVries. The running joke is that for many years they celebrated their anniversary on Sept. 2nd, and even put it incorrectly on their headstone. They shared six children.

He is survived by his wife, Karen and children; Holly Martin (Rick), DeVayne Hollis, Throy Hollis (Marian), Trace Hollis (Mandi), Kariann Holbrook (John), Jennifer Shauberger (Adam); his brother Larry (Rita) Hollis; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Family and close friends may call on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 9:30 to 11 at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd. Interment will be in the Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden.

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Visitation
Myers Mortuary of Ogden
845 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT US 84404
July 11, 2018
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Burial
Ben Lomond Cemetery
526 East 2850 North
North Ogden, UT 84404
July 11, 2018

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