Michael Glenn Hollis; born Zed Bancroft May 6, 1945, passed from this life on January 3, 2021 surrounded by the love of his family in McPherson, Kansas.
As a baby, Mike was brought home to the family farm and ranch at just six weeks of age. There he was raised and loved unconditionally by his parents Lester Ermin and Lulu Bell (Wyatt) Hollis. Mike married Marilyn Sue Eddleman on June 6, 1965 and together they raised 2 daughters, Natasha and Amber.
The family farm and ranch was his passion. He loved the panhandle prairie, its hardy people, open skies and the most beautiful sunsets on Earth. An avid outdoorsman, Mike loved hunting and fishing and the tall tales that accompanied his adventures. Best known for his kindness and strength, he was always willing to help others before himself.
Raised as an only child, Mike had the opportunity of a lifetime in 2016 to meet his birth family. Finding he was the first born of 10 siblings filled his heart with joy.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents Lester Ermin and Lula Bell Hollis, birth parents Max and Mina Duncan and 2 siblings, Sharon Nunley and Brett Duncan.
He is survived by his two daughters, Natasha Hollis and Amber Hollis-Fesmire along with their families, son in law Frank White, grandson Chad Raybon, son in law Kyle Fesmire, granddaughter Beau, grandson James Atticus Cross, uncle Marvin Glenn Hollis and daughter Jan Mathis of Jacksonville, FL, cousin Bill Baber, and by his Duncan siblings Terry, Denny, John, Steve, Lyle, Penny, and Bart.
In lieu of flowers please write your favorite “Mike story” to share with family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 from noon to 6:00pm at Henson-Novak Funeral Chapel in Texhoma.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at 2:00pm at Texhoma Cemetery.
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