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Michael Dwayne Hollis, 52
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Mr. Michael Dwayne Hollis, 52, of Morrison passed away Nov. 28 after an extended illness. 

He was born Feb. 13, 1966 in Woodbury. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Ethel Hollis and Clarence and Beulah Mears; and by father-in-law Jerry Hughes.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Terri Hughes Hollis; father Fred E. (Teresa) Hollis of Woodbury; mother Rachel (Ron) Mears Merritt of Murfreesboro; sons Michael D. Hollis Jr. of McMinnville, Jonathan Hollis of Morrison, Colton Hollis of Sparta, Mason Zechary and Jayden Jennings, both of Morrison, and Levi Scroggins of Missouri; daughters Danielle (Cody Owens) Stratton of Woodbury and Dakota (Turner) Adcock of Gulf Shores, Ala.; four grandchildren Destinee Stratton, Andrew Stratton, Cadence Higgins, and Jamison Adcock; brothers and sister-in-law Perry Hughes of Woodbury and Cherrie Lynn (Joe) Reed of Auburntown; niece and nephews Christi Reed, Ethan Reed, and Pearson Hughes; and several stepbrothers and stepsisters.

Michael was an easy-going person. He and Terri loved kids and opened their hearts and home to many of them. They have enjoyed being foster parents to many children in need over the past 25 years. They were always interested in having the kids involved in whatever they were doing. He worked at Whirlpool for many years as a supervisor. He and Terri owned and operated several businesses over the years, Dollar Video, Terri’s Country Kitchen, and currently, Wayne’s Auction House.

He loved to go camping, fishing, and chase crabs on the beach with the kids when they vacationed at places like Jekyll Island, Ga. He liked to fly kites with them. He was always tinkering on things. He could take just about any item that was broken and fix it up.  He liked collecting antiques and other things like Pokemon cards with the kids. He enjoyed going to yard sales and auctions in his spare time. Terri was a good cook and he loved eating her chicken and dumplings. He was a member of North Warren Church of Christ.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Milton Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday. Brad Hall will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to assist the family with expenses. Share memories and condolences with the family at

Smith Funeral Home, 303 Murfreesboro Rd., Woodbury, TN, 37190, is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 30, 2018