John A. Hollis

John A. Hollis, age 67, a resident of Homer for the past 63 years, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital following an extended illness. Services are at 6 p.m. May 20, 2014, at Glacier View Baptist Church.

John was born Aug. 23, 1946, in Seattle, Wash. In 1950 his family moved north to Homer. He graduated from Homer High School in 1964 and later attended business college in Washington state. John was a heavy equipment operator and a truck driver throughout most of his life. John also was employed by the city of Homer as Harbormaster. 

The family wrote, “John was a gentle soul who was loved by so many. He was always willing to lend a hand to help someone in need expecting nothing in return. He loved Homer and never wanted to live anywhere else. John was extremely giving, sometimes even to his detriment. He will be missed.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Earl and Dorothy (Richmond) Hollis, and his niece, Sandra Scroggs. 

He is survived by his son, Lawrence Hollis of Eagle Mountain, Utah; sister, Dorene Hollis Miller of Wagoner, Okla.; brother, William Hollis of Guam; and ex-wives, Deni Charron and Charlene Wilkins, both of Homer. 

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign John’s online guestbook at