Thomas DeVayne Hollis Jr.

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Thomas DeVayne Hollis Jr., 80, passed away July 6, 2018 at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home from complications caused by Agent Orange. Tom was born June 24, 1938, in Many to Lillian Cooper and Thomas DeVanye Hollis Sr. He was the oldest of four children: his sister, Dorothy and brothers, Bobby and Larry. He grew up in Many, and later moved to Hornbeck, where he enjoyed swimming and fishing in lakes. He excelled in sports, especially basketball and baseball. Tom served two Tours of Duty in Vietnam. He started his military career in the Navy, then the Marines and retired with 21 years of service in the Army. He served in the Army as a Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne and as a Medic. He was known for his bravery, honesty, hard work, and dedication as a soldier, earning numerous awards and medals including the Meritorious Service Medal. He retired from Civil Service from Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Tom’s favorite saying was “Family First” and he loved having his family around him. He also enjoyed working out and doing yard work and took pride in having one of the best yards on the street. On September 4, 1987, he married Karen DeVries. The running joke is that for many years they celebrated their anniversary on September 2, and even put it incorrectly on their headstone. They shared six children. He is survived by his wife, Karen; children, Holly Martin (Rick), DeVayne Hollis, Throy Hollis (Marian), Trace Hollis (Mandi), Kariann Holbrook (John), Jennifer Shauberger (Adam); his brother Larry (Rita) Hollis; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Interment was held July 11 in North Odgen, Utah.

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