Thank you, Hollice, for your service to our country.
American Legion Post 83, Austin, TX offer our sincere condolences to the Hemphill family. Hollice was twice a Commander for our Post & those who knew him were inspired by his leadership. Post 83 members also want to thank him for his unselfish service to the State, Community, the American Legion & our nation's Military.
Hollice, rest in peace. Thanks for your service to our state and nation through the Elks and also your military service. God bless and comfort your family.
Hollice was one of the officials who installed me as Exalted Ruler of Chisholm Trail Elks Lodge in 1986. He offered me advice and counsel which helped me to learn and grow as an Elk. He was always a good friend. Those old-timers among us will remember "Big H" calling the most recent Past Exlated Ruler or Past State President (with a deep Texas drawl "Juuunyer"
Rest in peace Big H.
Hollice was a true gem unfortunately I only got to know him with the passing of his lovely wife Mary Lou. He shared his stories with me that day and advised me to pursue leadership roles in Elkdom. Telling me there would be adversities in going forward, but having the foundation of Past Exalted Rulers in my family he believed I would be successful in Lodge #201. Hollice was truly a man of wisdom with a loving heart.
Past Exalted Rule #201