James C. Hollis, 75, of Baird, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Graveside service was Jan. 20 at Tye Cemetery, under the direction of Parker Funeral Home of Baird.
James was born March 20, 1937, in Decatur to William Richard Cornelius Hollis and Mary Thelma Hollis. He had been a truck driver for Mrs. Baird’s Bread for 30 years. He moved to Baird four years ago and had lived in the Abilene area since 1970. James attended the Brushy Creek Cowboy Church in Putnam.
Survivors include his daughter, Angela Kaye Cantrell and husband, Don, of Clyde; son Charles William Hollis and wife, Paula, of Danville, Va.; daughter-in-law Bonnie Hollis of Abilene; son-in-law Gary Robling of Idaho; brother Walter C. Hollis and wife, Sandy, of Chico; sister Daisy Marsh of Dangerfield; 14 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; a number of step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews, along with two special friends, Robin and Sharon.
James was preceded in death by a son, James E. Hollis; and a daughter, Lynna Robling.