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Gerald J. Hollis

Tyler, Texas

Jul 14, 1924 – Apr 29, 2020 (Age 95)


July 14, 1924
April 29, 2020
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

 Private graveside services for Gerald J. Hollis, 95, of Tyler, will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Pleasant Retreat Cemetery in Tyler with Bro. Denis McMillan officiating, under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.


Gerald passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in Marshall.


He was born on July 14, 1924 in Bristow, Oklahoma to Emmett Benjamin and Hilda Marie Hennings Hollis.


He was President and CEO of Pennyrich Corporation and served in the Army during WWII.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Louise Lester Hollis.


Gerald is survived by his son, Donald Edward Hollis; daughters, Alice Kay Hollis McMillan and Marianne Hollis Ball; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.



If desired, memorials may be made to the Heritage House, in memory of Gerald Hollis for the Activity Fund at 5915 Elysian Fields Rd., Marshall, Texas 75672.

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What a blessing Gerald was to everyone. Full of energy and life, spreading it to all around him.

Gerald holds many precious memories with us. We will continue with our thoughts and prayers for all of the family. Many Blessings to you all. With Love, David and Janice Parsley

Our thoughts and best wishes are with all Gerald's family and loved ones.