Dennis Joseph Hollis

After a long struggle with cancer, Dennis Joseph Hollis, beloved father, grandfather, brother, and uncle went to be with our Lord January 28, 2017 in League City, Tx. He was at peace in the comfort of his Lord and Savior at the time of his death.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, George “Bud” Hollis and Elsie Salles Hollis.

He is survived by his children, Athena D. Hollis of Willis and Chad R. Hollis of Rosharon. Dennis had 6 grandchildren: Zara Hollis, Christian Borel, Leslie Armendariz, Vivian Armendariz, Luna Armedariz, and Makayla Carrillo. He is survived by two brothers and one sister, Gus (Lori) Hollis, Debra (Travis) Seymour, and Rickey (Cheryl) Hollis, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dennis is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Dennis was born in Beaumont September 18, 1954, and later moved to Warren, TX. He attended Warren High School and earned his GED through San Jacinto College.

Dennis enjoyed traveling, moving to California, Arizona, and Florida for various jobs. His particular love was horticulture which he studied at Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX and the University of Texas-Corpus Christi. He had a green thumb that made things grow. He loved collecting heirloom seeds for future generations and working with his plants.

The family would like to thank the staff of MD Anderson Cancer Hospital and Silverado Comfort Care Hospice for their compassionate care as Dennis progressed through his cancer.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 am at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7801 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dennis can be made to: The Mother Teresa Shelter, Inc., 513 Rankin Ave., Corpus Christi, TX 78401. The shelter took Dennis in when he first moved to Corpus Christi and made it possible for him to secure an apartment and begin his college classes again.


  1. You will be missed uncle Dennis! Enjoy life without pain in Heaven with grandma and grandpa!
    David, Julie, Steven and Alex Carlisle

    Julie Carlisle
  2. So sorry for your loss, May God take care of him and God Bless the family.

    mike and helen bast
  3. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for family and friends
    Judy and John guidry

    Judy and John Guidry
  4. I only had one opportunity to meet you, Dennis, and I enjoyed our visit. I will plant some sunflowers this spring in your memory to symbolize your kind heart. Rest in peace, Dennis.

    Dianne Storrs
  5. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. My Dad and Mom (Mike and Helen Bast) would be there if they could be. Thinking of you today.

    Tammy Bast Mount

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