Carl Hollis, Sr.

Carl Hollis, Sr.
Carl Hollis Sr., age 81, of Jonesboro, AR passed away at St. Bernards Medical Center on March 16, 2019.
He was born on August 2, 1937 in the hollers of Lawrence County, TN, near Loretto, to Thomas and Blanche Hollis.
Carl Sr. proudly served his country in the Army for three years, and soon after discharge was called to the service of our Lord. He faithfully preached the gospel in the Churches of Christ for more than 50 years. He loved to study, discuss, and teach others the Word of God until the day he passed on to meet his Savior. Carl Sr. brought many souls to Christ during his ministry.
He was an avid gardener, beekeeper, loved to play country and bluegrass music, and sang like Johnny Cash. He was also an avid weightlifter and body builder, mentoring many young men concerning physical fitness.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife: Patricia (Massey); and brothers: Thomas and Kenneth.
Survivors include his brothers: Bobby and Ronnie; sisters: Bonnie Brown and Susie Dyer; sons: Carl Jr. (Sherrie) of Jonesboro, AR, Keith (Charlotte) of Prattville, AL; seven grandchildren: Jared (Samantha), Gareth, Will, Hannah, Camilla, Rachel, and Jacob; and one great grandchild: Brooks.
Graveside services for Carl Hollis, Sr., were held at Shady Grove Cemetery in Ethridge, TN on Wednesday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m. Emerson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by way of: www.emersonfuneralhome.com.

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