James Thomas "J.T." Hollins, Jr.

November 29, 1953 - November 29, 2018

James Thomas (aka “J.T.”, aka “Doogie”) Hollins of McKinney, Texas was called home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2018 at the age of 65.  He was the eldest son of J.T. Hollins Sr. and Betty Lou (Perry) Hollins. James was born on November 29, 1953 in McKinney, Texas. He attended E.S. Doty High School in McKinney and was a 1972 graduate of McKinney High School. While attending high school, J.T. excelled in football, basketball and track.  Because of his achievements, J.T. helped create an upcoming legacy for McKinney Athletics; which resulted in J.T. being inducted into the 2014 First Annual McKinney ISD Athletic Hall of Honor. Upon graduating high school, he attended The University of Colorado, Ranger Junior College and The University of North Texas. In 1974, J.T. married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Denise Harris. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and good friend to all who met and knew him. After several years of longevity with Honeywell, Accurate Die Cutting and Beacons, he ended his employment career from Sunbelt Plastics after over 20 years of employment.  

J.T. is survived by his son, James Thomas Hollins III; daughter-in-law, Peggy Loera; daughter, Remelle Yvette Hollins; grandchildren, James Terell Hollins, Jade Yvette Hollins and Jared Thomas Hollins; beloved mother, Betty Lou Hollins; sisters, Jacqueline Hollins, Diana Hollins, Annette Hollins and Jennifer Hollins; aunt, Joyce Hollins; uncle, Roy Perry; and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.  

J.T. was preceded in death by his wife, Beverlyn D. Hollins; father, J.T. Hollins, Sr. and sister, Judith Gail Hollins.  

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at The McKinney First Baptist Church, 401 West Erwin Street, McKinney, Texas 75069. Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.  The family will receive friends during a visitation Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North,  Allen, Texas 75013.

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J.T. was a great team mate! I played with him at North Texas. He had tremendous speed, and was a fine receiver. He was also a lot of fun to be around. He was kind to everyone. I'm sure his family will miss him dearly. I have nothing but fond memories of J.T. May God be with you all.
David Ray, December 10, 2018 JT, May your soul “Rest In Peace”. Timothy Manning Whetstone. Gainesville High School 1972.
Timothy Manning Whetstone, December 8, 2018 God’s Word tells us to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Praying for peace and comfort. John Jagours , December 7, 2018 My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will continue to pray for God to give you comfort and peace during this difficult time in you life. Please rest assured that God has had the pleasure to welcome James back home and he is surrounded by loved ones. Silvia Gonzalez, December 6, 2018 To my Family. In times like these, we need the Savior. May The LORD'S joy, comfort and peace abide with you all now and forever. Blessings and love to you,
Linda Berry Jagours , December 6, 2018 Rest In Peace (Buddy) my Teammate. Bruce Bell, December 5, 2018 God Bless you old friend and God Bless your family !! Steve Wells, December 5, 2018 My classmate, my neighbor, my friend, so hard to accept you are gone, so kind, so sweet, we all loved us some Doogie. We played together as kids on the block and, needless to say, was with you at school in alphabetical order James Holley, Vickie Holley, and JT Hollins. what an experience it was letting them copy my lesson, love those guys, I didn't care. Mrs. Bettye you have my heart felt sympathy, his sisters thinking of you. Little JT spoke to him and asked about his dad 2 days before this happened and Mel I haven't forgotten you, love you always.
Vickie Holley Thompson, December 5, 2018 Such an honor I had to work wth J T for 15 years. So sorry we lost him way too young.
Peggy, December 4, 2018 I do not even know where to begin.  I am so sorry for J.T's family.  He was a great friend and we always had good talks when I went to Sunbelt to pick up product. I cannot even believe that he is gone. RIP my friend and I hope his family will understand how much of an impact he left with people!! Prayers for the family and may God cradle you in his arms.
JOANN GEORGE, December 4, 2018 Annette , Being absent from the body means to be present with the Lord. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. Ellis Collins III, December 4, 2018 Dear family, I am at a loss for words to describe the feeling that I am faced with now. J.T was as gentle and loving a person as you would ever meet. I am happy to witness all of his great accomplishments and there will never be anyone like him. In closing, I would like to say that my heart hurts and my family is hurting too. We are praying for you family, and we love you all. Sincerely, Leonard B Evans & Family
Leonard B Evans, December 4, 2018 Words can not express the sadness that I have felt since I first learned of JT’S passing... Proud to call you a friend and a teammate. Never forget your laugh and smile. You will be missed by many that loved you. RIP my friend.
WDon Cates, December 3, 2018 Take your rest brother in law. Bevy is waiting for you. Life well lived. Love you JT.
Tina (Harris) Marks, December 3, 2018 Dear Hollins Family, We were saddened at the passing of JT. Our hearts broke with yours when we got the news. All of you remain in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord Jesus touch each of you and give you comfort. David and Paula Brown Paula, December 3, 2018 This man was true, strong, generous, quiet, peaceful, kind, good hearted, family man. God bless his family and friends.
Audrey Long, December 3, 2018