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Donald A Hollins

May 9, 1930 — June 6, 2021

Mr. Donald Allan Hollins, age 91 of Smyrna, TN passed away on June 6, 2021. He was born in Orion, IL to the late Allan A. Hollins and Mabel Edna Jones Hollins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Rosalie Mayer and Dorothy Phyllis Manecke.

Mr. Hollins was a graduate of Orion High School. He completed one year of college at Western Illinois before joining the Air Force for 4 years. Upon leaving the Air Force, he married his wife of 66 years, Jane Elizabeth Swanson in April 1955. He was a farmer for 30 years in IL before moving to TN in 1986, where he worked as a security officer at Nissan for over 30 years.

Along with his wife, Mr. Hollins is survived by his sons, Sherman Hollins (Sondra), Steven Hollins (Barbara), and Stewart Hollins (Angela); grandchildren, Jacob, James, Bryan, Jesse, Eric, Tara, Jodi, Kyle, and Summer; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna. Graveside services with military rites will be held at 2:30 PM at the Western Township Cemetery, Orion, IL, on Friday, June 18, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Hollins’ memory to Smyrna First United Methodist Church or Orion United Methodist Church.

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Starts at 4:00 pm

Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna


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Graveside Service

Friday, June 18, 2021

Starts at 2:30 pm

Orion (Western Township Cemetery, IL)

15093 East 200th Street, Orion, IL 61273

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