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Raymond "Sonny" Rodger Callaway Hollis
September 21, 1935 - May 4, 2021
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory
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Visitation
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home - Big Spring
Friday 5/7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Service
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel
Saturday 5/8, 10:30 am
Cemetery
Dawson County Cemetery
1010 CR 20
Lamesa, Texas 79331
Saturday 5/8, 2:00 pm

Raymond Rodger Callaway Hollis—known as “Sonny” to his family and friends—passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Houston, TX. Sonny was born on September 21, 1935 in Crockett, TX to Lucille and Sidney “Bitsy” Hollis during the great depression. The family didn’t have much money, but names were free, so his parents gave him …
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Margaret A Lindsey MD left a message on May 7, 2021:
I was a Lamesa jr high science student of Mr. Hollis’s. I mostly cruised through classes, bored, waiting until I could get home and watch TV. He was engaging and really “saw” his students. I came out of my hazy zone during his class. I built a motor, split plenaria, and he was proud of me. Never did I ever consider I would become a scientist/doctor. I now teach on faculty of University of Rochester. He gave me a little spark to think of myself differently, of being capable. I am so sorry to hear of his death.
Betty Edwards left a message on May 5, 2021:
Prayers for the family during this very difficult time. He was my 7grade principal in Lamesa. Also attended church with his family at the Church of Christ
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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