Henry O. Hollie Tuesday, August 10, 1920 - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Henry O. Hollie blessed this earth on August 10, 1920 in Guthrie, Oklahoma the third child of six born to Berry Henry Hollie and Ada Bund Hollie. Henry married the former Jessie L. Williams Hollie on April 20, 1984 in Topeka, Kansas. She survives. Mr. Hollie was employed by the State of Kansas for 35 years. During his time with the state he worked for three governors. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and friend to all. Mr. Hollie earned his eternal rest on June 6, 2017. Henry was predeceased by his parents, first wife Ruth, siblings, Herman Hollie, Clyde Hollie, Thelma Whitfield, Rosa Warner and sons, George Robert Hollie and Charles Henry Hollie. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Mrs. Jessie L. Hollie of Topeka, Kansas; eight children, Herschel Hollie of Berkley, California, Thelma Ruth of Berkley, California, Barbara (Thomas) McCoy, Woodbridge, Virginia, Kenneth J. Henderson Jr., Woodbridge, Virginia, Diane Fulton, Vincent (Stacie) Henderson, Keesha Henderson, Ella (Dale) Hawes all of Topeka, Kansas. He is also survived by a caravan of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and a host of other relatives and friends who loved him and will miss him. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June19, 2017 at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, 723 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. Hr. Hollie will lie in state on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral chapel. The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. He will be buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery.