BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Daniel Saye Hollis III, 69, of Brunswick, Ga., went home to our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 13, 2008, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Mr. Hollis was born July 29, 1938, in Rock Hill, S.C., the son of the late Daniel Saye Hollis Jr. and Ruth Hughes Hollis. He was a 1956 graduate of Winthrop Training School. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Clemson College in 1960. While there, he was a member of the Clemson Jungaleers. After graduating, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, before his career of 36 years with Southern Bell/Bellsouth. After retiring from Bellsouth, he began a second career as a realtor. His passions included flying small aircraft, singing, playing the bass violin and piano.
Mr. Hollis is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Patricia Rea Hollis; his daughters, Trisse Hollis Kozick and husband, Steve of Charleston, S.C., Amy Hollis Staats and husband, Akim of Fort Mill, S.C., and Dana Hollis Kloes and husband, Chris of Atlanta, Ga.; three grandchildren, Sayelor Kozick, Aden Staats and Ari Staats; his sisters, Rebecca Hollis Wolfe of Peachtree City, Ga., Jane Hollis Jackson and husband, Charles of Pinehurst, N.C., and Lynn Hollis Isgrig and husband, Tom of Cincinnati, Ohio.
A graveside service will be 9 a.m., Saturday, July 19, at Laurelwood Cemetery in Rock Hill. A memorial service will follow at 10 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 321 S. Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, with the Revs. Sandra King, William Ligon Sr. and Dan Harris officiating. Family visitation will be held following the service.
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In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Georgia Chapter of the ALS Association, 1955 Cliff Valley Way, Suite 116, Atlanta, GA 30329 or online at www.alsaga.org.
Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel in Rock Hill and Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick are serving the Hollis family.