Edmond “Eddie/Ed” Albert Hollis (1948-2020)

Edmond “Eddie/Ed” Albert Hollis (1948-2020)

Born May 13, 1948 in Bakersfield, Ca.
Died September 5, 2020 in Santa Barbara, Ca.
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Edmond Albert Hollis announce his passing. Eddie was a Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, and friend.
Eddie grew up in Santa Paula, Ca. and attended both Santa Paula High School and California High School (Whittier, Ca.). Eddie graduated from California High School in 1966 and went on to attend and receive his Associate’s Degree from Ventura Community College. Eddie also attended California Polytechnic State University and many other technical and trade schools.
Eddie was drafted into the U.S. Army and served from 1968-1969. Eddie proudly served his country while in the Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was also involved in volunteering and helping his fellow Veterans over the years.
Eddie worked as an Electrician for Texaco Oil Company for many years, in the Santa Paula / Fillmore area and he lived in Fillmore, Ca. He also worked for Torch Oil Company in Bakersfield, Ca. before retiring and making Bakersfield his home.
Eddie was a participant in the Alcoholics Anonymous Program and achieved 34 years of sobriety. He also mentored and assisted other participants as a sponsor, to help them through the difficulties associated with maintaining their sobriety.
Eddie traveled across the United States and overseas, he enjoyed seeing the world and making new friends. Ed lived his life to the fullest and never missed an opportunity to talk to and meet new people.
Eddie was always working on projects around his home and workshop that kept him busy. He had an extensive collection of all types of machinery, vehicles, tools, and antique collectables. Eddie could design and build just about anything, he was a very talented welder and craftsman. He restored antique cars, built trailers, and was always thinking of the next project.
Eddie was preceded in death by his loving Mother, Juanita Hollis Boyd Lewis, Grandparents Laura and John Weatherford, Aunt Alice Bryer, Uncle and Aunt Leo and Gladys Weatherford.
Eddie is survived by his sons Kyle Hollis (Brandy), and Denman “Denny” Hollis (Angela), and stepdaughter Andrea Doures.
Sister, Shirley Hendren (Ron), Brother, Joe Hollis (Becky), Sister, Carolyn Ross (Jimmie).
Grandchildren: Jackson, Sammy, Presley, Cooper, Rowdy, Harlie, Ella, Emma, and Erin.
Eddie is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Eddie loved spending time with his family, especially sons Denny and Kyle.
The family would like to thank the Veterans Administration for helping to move Eddie to Santa Barbara, so he could be closer to his family. Thank you to Hoffman’s Hospice of Bakersfield and Roze Room Hospice of Ventura, for their loving care of Ed.
Ed will be interned in the National Cemetery in Bakersfield Ca. A private military ceremony to be held.