Atkins, Hollis

Hollis "Buddy" Atkins

July 19, 1936 - September 9, 2017

Hollis “Buddy” Harold Atkins of Plano, Texas passed away on September 9, 2017 at the age of 81.  He was born on July 19, 1936 to Bill and Dorothy (Kemp) Atkins in Van Alstyne, Texas. Buddy married Bonita Pell on June 8, 1956 in McKinney, Texas.  He started working for the Plano Fire Department in 1966 as the 5th full time paid fireman in the department and retired in 1991 as Captain.

Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bonita Atkins of Plano, Texas; daughter, Vickie Harris and husband, Micheal also of Plano; granddaughter, Brittani Nevarez and husband, Jose of Wylie, Texas, great-grandsons, Bryant Leslie and wife, Emily of Stephenville, Texas, Isaac Nevarez of Fort Lee, Virginia and Junior Nevarez of Wylie, Texas; sisters, Dorothy Jean Caldwell of Van Alstyne, Texas, Annie Warden of McKinney, Texas; brother, Choice Atkins of Leonard, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Dorothy Atkins; and his brother, Jimmy Houston Atkins.

A graveside inurnment will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 15, 2017 at Plano Mutual Cemetery in Plano, Texas.

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Well Buddy, we’ll always remember you were such a good neighbor and an asset to the community! Enjoyed our visits. Send him a blessing Lord! Ray & Dee Germany Abilene, TX Ray & Dee Germany, September 29, 2017 Thank you all for the love, prayers and kind words and memories for my Dad. We will miss him greatly but take peace knowing we will see him again. Vickie, September 18, 2017 I am so sorry for loss. I am with you always....... as you hold me close in memory, even though we are apart. My spirit will live on in the haven of your heart. I am with you always. In nature's consolations- a sunrise veiled in mist, with butterflies alighting on each flower to be kissed. I am with you always. And Beyond that far horizon when we'll finally be together, where love and life will last forever. I AM with you always
Cheryl and les Tucker and Ronnie and mei Tucker , September 15, 2017 We're so very sorry for your loss Jim and Patricia Snodgrass, September 15, 2017 So sorry for your loss. He was a fun loving man and will be missed by many. Kathleen Wright, September 13, 2017 I'm sorry for the family's loss. Losing a loved one is never easy. May reflecting on God's promises for the future bring you hope and comfort during this difficult time. Revelation 21:3,4 John 5:28,29
CJ, September 12, 2017 May God wrap you all in his arms and give you comfort and peace in the days moving forward. God bless and be with you! 
Rhonda Story, September 11, 2017 I met Buddy early in my career with the City of Plano. He was one of the fire captains in the beat I worked. Buddy and Bonita opened their home to me for many meals when I had to work on holidays. They made me a part of their family. They also lived in my beat, so I would stop by to say hi. Bonita, Vickie and Brittani, my heart is with you. He was a very special man. Gay Gay, September 11, 2017 So sorry for your loss. Allen Skwarek, September 10, 2017 Buddy was always a very kind and gentle spirited man. He will be greatly missed. Tracy Spence, September 10, 2017