GRAHAM - William Mack "Bill" "W.M." Hollar Sr. went home to be with his heavenly family on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.
He was born in Wilkes County to the late Theodore Roosevelt Hollar and Alma Florence Perdue Hollar Wilson. He was married for 54 years to Shirley Waddell Hollar, who survives.
He taught Automotive Technology at Graham High School for several years. Bill was a U.S. Navy
veteran and a former commander of American Legion Post #63. W.M. was the founder of Mack's Chapel Church, which was held weekly at the shop in memory of his son, Mack. He was a race car driver for several years, competing in the NASCAR Winston Cup for over 10 years. He received the Alan Kulwicki Award and drove the cars # 29, 88 and 02.
He is survived by his wife of the home; sons, Kenneth (Phyllis) Hollar and Joseph (Lisa) Hollar, all of Burlington; grandchildren, Carrie Lynn Rudd, Brandon Joseph Hollar, Joshua Lance Brogden; and great-grandchildren, Cole Kenneth Phelps and Savannah Brogden.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Mack Hollar Jr.; brothers, Franklin Delano Hollar and Jim Hollar; and sisters, Louise H. Ball and Mary H. Evans.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel, with entombment to follow at Alamance Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 Thursday evening at the funeral home and at other times at the son's home, Kenneth Hollar, 614 Maple Ave., Burlington.
You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com