Larry Dell Hollis
Larry was born and raised in Pampa, Tx. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Bea Hollis, and his sister, Sandra Jean Hollis Vazquez. He is survived by brothers Bennie Hollis and wife Ellen of Lufkin, Russell Hollis and wife Linda of Pampa, and sister Shirley Hollis Evans of Johnson City, Tx. He deeply loved his many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, his great-great nieces and nephews and his many cousins.
He went to Horace Mann Elementary, Robert E. Lee Jr. High, and Pampa High School graduating in 1965. In high school he was on staff of “The Little Harvester” for 3 years, also Red Cross, Q & S, FTA, Tri-Sci, Prairie Gold, National Honor Society, and Key Club. He attended Texas Tech University for 2.5 years, then joined the Army. He served 2 years and was stationed in Weisbaden, Germany for the majority of his service. Received his BS degree from West Texas State University in English and Journalism. He was married to Mitzi Sharp for 10 years and continued a deep friendship with her.
He worked at the Pampa Daily News for many, many years in several positions. He won several journalism awards while working there. He left the newspaper and moved to the Austin area where he was employed by Pearson company until his death.
His wishes are to be cremated without any funeral services.
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