John Hollis Sr.

Winnsboro: John Wesley Hollis Sr., 82, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 at 4 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 650 Ninth Street, Winnsboro, officiated by the Rev. Harry Varn. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the First Church of the Nazarene on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Mr. Hollis was born in Ridgeway, S.C. on Sept. 14, 1929 to the late David Vance and Hazel Poole Hollis. He married Joan Smith on Dec. 17, 1953. He worked in Research and Development at Uniroyal and later retired from Fairfield Memorial Hospital where he was the Director of Environmental Services. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene where he was instrumental in providing a nursing home ministry for many years. Mr. Hollis served as an honorary member of the Community Voluntary Fire Department and was a member of the County Fire Board. He devoted his life to serving others. His family was his top priority. He loved singing, playing the guitar and telling jokes. He never met a stranger.

In addition to his wife, Joan, Mr. Hollis is survived by children, Michael and Sharon Hollis, Teresa Hollis Eifert, Jerry and Cindy Hollis and John Jr. and Kimberly Hollis; grandchildren, Michelle and Glenn Rabon, David and Tasha Hollis, Christopher and Rebecca Eifert, Allyson and David Brannen, Jessica and Michael Bade, and John Wesley Hollis III; great grandchildren, Samantha Rabon, Taylor, Haylee and Nicholas Hollis, Kinsley Eifert and Caden and Ava Rose Brannen. Mr. Hollis is also survived by sisters Betty Deering and Norma Pipkin. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Harold Hollis and Jimmy Hollis.

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to Rodger Gaddy and staff and the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Staff for their loving care. A special thank you to Robbie Beaver and Bernice Harvey for many years of home care provided for Daddy.

Pope Funeral Home is serving the Hollis family.

Online condolences may be sent to the Hollis family at www.popefuneralhomesc.com.