September 18, 1932 ~ June 20, 2021
Born in: Johnson Co., GA
Resided in: Brevard, NC
Hollis R. Powell, 88 passed away Sunday June 20, 2021.
Hollis was born in Johnson County Georgia (Kite) on September 18, 1932. He was preceded in death by his parents Kelly and Mattielu Powell, Brothers Van A. Powell and Kelly E. Powell Jr.
Survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Peggy Parker Powell; sons Gregory, Jeffrey (Rebecca), Timothy and 8 grandchildren.
Hollis graduated from Georgia Teachers College (Georgia Southern) in 1953. Inducted to the Athletics Baseball Hall of Fame, was scouted and played 4 seasons of AAA baseball thereafter with the Detroit Tigers Affiliation.
From there Hollis began a 36-year career with Delta Airlines, prior to retiring he was the District Director of Marketing in Tampa Florida. Hollis and Peggy moved to Brevard NC in 2001.
Memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Friday July 9, 2021 at: St. Timothy United Methodist Church,1020 Asheville Highway, Brevard NC 28712.