William Darrell Hollis

December 16, 1931January 2, 2021

William Darrell Hollis of College Station, Texas, passed from this life at home, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the age of 89, after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. Darrell was born on December 16, 1931 in Houston, Texas to William Claude Hollis and Althea Rodgers Hollis. He was the youngest of their three sons. He was raised in the Baptist Church and he has been a Christian since he was 9 years old.

Darrell grew up in Houston and graduated from Galena Park High School and attended Baylor University and the University of Houston, studying History. He and his parents moved to Madisonville, Texas, where he met his wife of 69 years, Annette Hicks. They married in 1951. Shortly after marriage, Darrell joined the Air Force and served in South Dakota, Illinois and overseas in England.

After he was discharged in 1955, he went to work for Shell Oil Company, where he worked until retirement. In 1990 he and Annette moved to College Station. In his leisure time he loved playing 42, working in his garden and being at their Madisonville farm raising his cattle.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Annette; his daughters, D’Ann Scamardo and her husband Joe Alan Scamardo, and Lori Brandes and her husband James Brandes. He has five grandchildren; Mike Scamardo, Andy Scamardo and his wife Jenny, Matt Scamardo, Bradley Brandes and his wife Rachel, and Madison Brandes. He also has two great grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Scamardo. He was loved and will be missed by all.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 5th at 2:00 PM at Oxford Cemetery, 7262 Oxford Cemetery Road, Madisonville, Texas 77864.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Brazos Valley Veteran’s Memorial or the American Heart Association.


  • Annette Hollis, Wife
  • D’Ann Scamardo & Joe Alan Scamardo, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Lori Brandes & husband James Brandes, Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Mike Scamardo, Grandson
  • Andy Scamardo & wife Jenny, Grandchild & Spouse
  • Matt Scamardo, Grandson & Spouse
  • Bradley Brandes & wife Rachel, Grandson & Spouse
  • Madison Brandes, Granddaughter
  • Ashley and Ryan Scamardo, Great Grandchildren



    Tuesday, January 5, 2021


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Bobby and Joyce League City. Tx. Hollis

January 6, 2021

We are so thankful for our dear cousin, Darrell. He was such a good Christian example in life. He had the best outlook, was always so jolly, and interesting to be around.
We enjoyed his interest in genealogy. Our family loved Darrell and Annette. We will miss him. We were grateful to have him in our lives.

Phil & Marian Beremand

January 4, 2021

We so admired Darrell for his wonderful good nature and cheerful welcoming outlook. He was one of the finest people we have known and the best neighbor anyone could wish for. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with Annette and all of his family.

Jane Maas Costello

January 4, 2021

Annette I am sorry for your loss. You were both loved by my parents so I know he is in good company right now. Mom & Dad had the utmost admiration while talking about Shell Oil Co. & Church, he was a good friend for a long time. God Bless your family.