Clyde Everett Hollie

Clyde Everett Hollie

Apr 6, 1922 ~ Oct 30, 2013


Clyde Everett Hollie, known to many as the tailor of Fillmore and the golfer who consistently kept his golf score well below his age, was born April 6, 1922 in Guthrie, Oklahoma to Berry and Ada Hollie. Clyde was the fifth of six children born to their union. After finishing Favor High School, he attended Langston University where he learned and later mastered the art of tailoring; a craft he turned into a business called Hollie’s Tailor Shop. Clyde joined the United States Army in December 1942 and received his World War II Victory Ribbon before being honorably discharged in December 1945.


In 1946, Clyde met and married Maxine Roper. To this union two children were born: Zee (San Bruno) and Cheryl (San Mateo). Maxine and his eldest son, Nathaniel Christy, preceded him in death.


In September 1993, he married Bertha King, someone he had admired from afar for several years. They enjoyed life together until he transitioned from this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.


He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Bertha; his son, Zee and wife Gwen; his daughter Cheryl and husband Steve; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, his brother Ozell Hollie of Topeka, KS; his sister Rosa Warner of Richmond, CA, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and many others whose lives were changed because of his influence.


A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, 11:00 am, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 6190 Third Street, SF.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bay Area Golf Club, P.O. Box 8836619, San Francisco, CA, 94188. Please include “In memory of Clyde E. Hollie” as a reference on your donation.



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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 5, 2013