Max Allen Ollis, age 84, of Bristol, Tenn., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 3, 1934 in Piney Flats, Tenn., a son of the late Martin Pearlo and Bessie Pearl Osborne Ollis. Max was a U.S. Army and Air Force Veteran. He was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and retired from Universal Antenna. Max was a member of Holston Valley Christian Church.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Edna Booher Ollis; sons, Max “Sonny” Ollis, and wife Tonda, Marty Ollis and wife Lesa; grandchildren, Ian Ollis and wife Annie, Adrianna Gragg and husband Austin, Meah Jones and husband Kai; step grandchildren, Heather, Lauren and Cory; great grandchildren, Olivia, Rylin, Lynnli; sisters, Velma Glover, Alma Lee Nelson and husband Clyde, and Bernadine Donnelley; brother, Harold Ollis and wife Jean; special sister-in-law – Linda Lawson and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Holston Valley Christian Church with Minister Gary Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Harold E. Barnett Memorial Cemetery with military honors will be conducted by the Bristol VFW Honor Guard. Pallbearers will be sons, Max Ollis and Marty Ollis, Ian Ollis, Harold Ollis, John Payne, Kai Jones and Jack Ollis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holston Valley Christian Church, 980 Bristol Caverns Hwy, Bristol, TN 37620.