George H. Hollins Sr.

2020-05-20T18:48:25+00:00

In Loving
Memory

George H. Hollins Sr.

February 3, 1933 – May 18, 2020

HOLLINS, George Hudson Sr., passed away peacefully at the age of 87, surrounded by family on the evening of May 18, 2020. He had been a resident of Sitter and Barfoot Veterans Care Center in Richmond, Va. for the past three years.

George is preceded in death by his wife, of 24 years, Rachel Dunivan Lickey Hollins of Winchester, Va.; his brothers, Frank, Alfred Jr. and William Hollins; and his sisters, Virginia Fleshman, Helen Hester, and Alice Hollins.

George is survived by one brother, Russell (Sue) of Fort Worth, Tx; three devoted children, Kenny Hollins (Alma) of Chesterfield, Va., George H. Hollins, Jr. of Greeneville, Tenn and Kimberly J. Humphries (Russ)of Columbia, SC; three loving grandchildren, Trevor, Raye and Shane Humphries also of Columbia, SC; and three adoring step-children, Charles Robinson, Jr. of Bluemont, Va., Darrell Robinson of Berryville, Va. and Renee Lickey Davis of Westminster, Md; and their families.

George was born on February 3, 1933, in Apple Grove, Va. He graduated from Louisa High School in 1950 and went on to serve twenty years active duty in the United States Navy and ten years in the Reserves. George served aboard the USS Steinaker DDR-863, the USS Muliphen AKA-61, and the USS Eugene A. Greene DDR-711. After the service he worked in textiles in Louisa County and Fork Union. He retired from Disco Sports of Richmond, Va., where he served as the warehouse manager for all three locations. George enjoyed bowling, softball, country music concerts, traveling and cruises. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Lake Anna Rescue Squad, VFW Post 8947, and various ship’s reunion organizations.

A private graveside service, officiated by Rev. Denny Burnette will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lake Anna Rescue, P.O. Box 101, Bumpass, VA 23024.

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10 Comments

  1. Tina McKee May 20, 2020 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    George was a wonderful part of our family, and I was very proud to call him an Uncle. He hated that he and Rachel could not be together as their time on earth was coming to an end, so I am happy in the knowledge that they are together again. He was such a gentleman and always took the time to speak to everyone and ask how they were doing, and you knew he genuinely cared. He was proud of his service and loved his Navy reunions.

  2. Carmen Perry May 20, 2020 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Kim,
    Sorry for the loss of you father. Praying for you and family members.I know this must be very difficult for you and your family. Praying for peace.

  3. Lynn George May 20, 2020 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    George was always so kind to my husband and myself. I loved seeing him at family gatherings. He will be missed.

  4. Debbie May 20, 2020 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Kim, you and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Take CareMy Friend

  5. Jerry Wotherspoon May 21, 2020 at 12:08 am - Reply

    George was our friend and shipmate, He was a YN1 while on the USS Muliphen. He and Rachel came to many reunions because George volunteered his time as our Storekeeper in our ship’s store. George may you always have “fair winds and following seas”, God bless you and Rachel and the entire Hollins family. Your friend Jerry Wotherspoon, President USS Muliphen AKA-61 Reunion Association.

  6. Shelly Mallory May 21, 2020 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Our dear friend George! Where do we begin countless spaghetti dinners followed by a card game or two, Friday night music, New Years Eve parties, cruises and bus trips Our life was full and fun with you and Rachel in it. Life is ever changing but this one change is hard to accept first Rachel back in September and now you. I hope you found Admiral and Rachel and on the dance floor. We will miss you forever. Love Always Shelly and Harvey Mallory

  7. Robert Casey May 21, 2020 at 11:31 am - Reply

    George was quite a sailor & I’m a great shipmate!
    The short time I knew him, I enjoyed being with
    him. He left a legacy as storekeeper of USS MULIPHEN AKA-61. He may have passed but I’m
    Sure he won’t be forgotten!

  8. Ralph Cimino May 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    George was a good. Man and good friend.I will miss him as I miss Rachael.My prayers go out to his family and to his many friends.peace be with you all.

  9. Heather Jasper May 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    He was a wonderful man! Thank you so much for sharing him with the sitter and barfoot family! He will genuinely be missed!

  10. Gene Miles May 25, 2020 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    George became a friend of my parents after my father started meeting with him, Luddy and several others at a coffee latch at the McDonalds on Staples Mill Road. He (and later Rachel) were very supportive of my parents through my father’s declining health, and were enormously supportive of Mom and helping her survive the loss of my father. George was a good, caring man. and I am very glad that our lives crossed paths.

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