Ronald "Ron" Dale Hollars

September 14, 1939May 6, 2021

Ronald “Ron” Dale Hollars, 81, of Bloomington, IN passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 6, 2021. He was born September 14, 1939 in Sanders, Indiana the son of the late Roland and Eva Barrow Hollars.

Ron was a maintenance repairman with ARA Vending Company until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, IU Basketball, IU Football, and spending time with his family and friends; especially his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary Alice (Mullis) Hollars; his daughter, Sherry Baxter and her husband Mike; his son, Rick Hollars and his wife Denise; two brothers, Mike Hollars and his wife Mary and Larry Hollars and his wife Jackie; a sister, Linda Fisher and her husband Dale; four grandchildren, Shannon Crouch and her husband Jason, Kimberly Coffey, Cara Hasty and her husband Zach, and Ryan Hollars and his wife Melissa; six great-grandchildren, Lynlee, Gwen, Gavin, Maddie, Kash, and Maeve; a sister-in-law, Sandy Hollars and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Hollars, and two sisters, Barbara Blake and Debbie Hollars.

Private Family Graveside services to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 10, 2021 at Valhalla Memory Gardens in the mausoleum.

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  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Monday, May 10, 2021


Ronald "Ron" Dale Hollars

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Alma Jones

May 28, 2021

Mary so sorry to hear of Rons passing .You two was a sweet couple .Our years of working at RCA were special .Ron was a great guy . I lost my husband 7 years ago .It is such a hard thing to go through ,.May God be with you.

Randy McQueen

May 9, 2021

He taught me a lot working with him for almost 20 years. He was a good friend, I will miss him.

Stan & Nancy Griffith

May 9, 2021

We would see Ron several times a week at work doing maintenance on a ARA vending machine in the RCA lounge. Later that evening we would see him mowing his backlot from our house. Ron was always willing to help us out with maintenance and advise. Ron and Mary were two of the best friends and neighbors a person could ever ask for in life.

Shannon Vincent

May 8, 2021

Linda & family, Sorry for the loss of your loved one. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🏼🙏🏼