Hollis H. Gainey Jr.
Hollis H. Gainey, Jr. COLORADO CITY-Hollis H. Gainey, Jr., 81, Colorado City, passed from this life on the 9th day of March in the year 2017. At his request there will be no visitation. A memorial service for Hollis will be held at 2 p.m. at the Colorado High School Auditorium with Pastor Monte Kreis officiating. Cremation is entrusted to Kiker Seale Funeral Home. Hollis was born March 9, 1936, to Hollis H. Gainey Sr. and Helen Gainey. Hollis grew up in Colorado City and graduated from Colorado City High School in 1955 where he participated in both football and track. Upon graduation he attended the University of Texas on a track scholarship. Upon graduation in 1959 he served 2 years in the Military. On Aug. 12, 1960, he married Nell Johnson, they were blessed with 56 years of marriage and were best friends. Hollis enjoyed 41 years in teaching and coaching and also obtained his masters degree from Sam Houston State University in 1966. Hollis was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, E.L. Bob Gainey and Harold Gainey. He is survived by his wife, Nell Gainey; two sons, Dan and wife, Catherine and Patrick, all of Colorado City, one daughter, Rhonda Puckett and husband, Ronny of Wildwood, MO; grandchildren, Ryan, Derek and fianc , Shelby Gordon and Dillon Gainey of Colorado City, Katie and Brandt Puckett of Wildwood, MO, Parker and Aubrey Gainey and Addie Shoffner, all of Lubbock. At his request his ashes will be spread at a special place above the banks of the Colorado River overlooking Little Blue on the Sally and Mickey Neff Ranch. It was here he enjoyed listening to the music of the night along with other friends of the night. In Hollis's honor - go out and view a beautiful sunset or view the beauty of a full moon rising above the horizon, or enjoy the beauty of an evening thunderstorm or beautiful rainbow. Who knows there really may be a Land of Oz. If desired donations may be made to The Mission or Senior Citizens at Wallace.
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