Hollis P. Williams passed on to his Heavenly abode at the age of 101, on January 31, 2022. He was predeceased by his wife Viola and 2 sons Hollis and Albert and Al’s wife Claudia. He is survived by 3 grandsons, Don Williams, Chris Williams and David Williams, 3 granddaughters, Diane Williams Grimnes, Ginger Williams Gamez and Kimberly Cook Sorensen. He is also survived by 3 great grandsons Luke and Jacob Williams and Colton Gamez, 3 great granddaughters, Shelby Grimnes, Bailey Grimnes Rhodes and Courtney Sorensen. Also surviving is a Niece, Barbara Ann Fleeman and daughter-in-law Dora Cook.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank his longtime good friend, Judy Atkinson, who would read him the paper twice a week and visit him regularly, and Rene Alizondo, who was his home health caregiver who went above and beyond what was required of him.
He was a WWII veteran, having served on Leyte Island in the Philippines as a portable generator operator for the 126th Gen Hosp. keeping power supplied to 2 field hospitals there. When he left the service he operated a small trucking co. in Ark. until he and his wife moved to Texas where he spent years building and operating Reed Oil Co. service stations for Mr. Reed. He then went to work for Pete Knowles at Gensco Pipe and Steel, traveling the US and Canada overseeing the removal, loading and shipping to the Uvalde location, old pipelines purchased by Gensco. When he wasn’t on the road he supervised the yard or the truck shop until his retirement. During that time he and his Wife Viola purchased 4+ acres of land off of Garner Field Road and started a mobile home park that they sold to family in 2001. He continued to live there until July 2021 when he moved into an assisted living facility.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral service will be held on February 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.