Lonnie Ray Holotik, Jr.

April 12, 1944May 14, 2020

Lonnie Ray Holotik Jr. was called to the Lord May 14, 2020. Lonnie was Born in Tyler, Texas April 12, 1944. He was a graduate of Robert E. lee High School and East Texas State University. Lonnie spent many successful years in the Oil and Gas industry. He loved hunting, fishing, his friends and his family. Lonnie is survived by his wife Gail Vicars Holotik, daughters Merry Margaret Holotik Smith, Elizabeth Holotik Hayslip with husband Jeff, son Lonnie Ray Holotik III with wife Olivia, stepsons Jared Moossy and Brandon Moossy, grandchildren Jackson Smith, Caroline Smith, Hadley Hayslip, Madelyn McKenzie, sisters Merryjayne Davis, Rosie Waters, Debbie Bell, Patsy Burke, and brother Jim Holotik along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Lonnie once wrote, “try to master the principle of caring. Even if you are a little shy, people know when you are truly concerned about them. Jesus thought this to be so important that he said, ‘A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.’ (John 13: 34-35). If our relationships are the most valuable commodity we can own in this world, one would expect that everyone everywhere would assign friendship the highest priority.” Lonnie was a joy to be with and will be missed by all who knew him.

We are thankful for all the acts of kindness generated by his many friends in this time of thanksgiving for Lonnie’s life. Due to Covid-19, the family wishes not to endanger anyone and will have a private memorial service honoring Lonnie’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Head & Neck Cancer.


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Karen (Gilboe) Contreras

May 22, 2020

I was so sorry to hear this news about Lonnie. I just now learned it. I always liked Lonnie, as he was always nice to me. When we both were at North Texas, he took me home many times, and I always enjoyed riding with him.
Sending much sympathy to his family.

Lex Hart

May 22, 2020

To all the Holotiks, Lonnie was always a guy you wanted to be around. Lots of fun and a good friend. He actually got me in the oil and gas industry when he hired me to work for Phillips Coal Co. I was fortunate enough to go on a few trips with Lonnie and Jim. One memorable trip was to Colorado on a ski trip. I won't go into details, but man did we have fun. I will always consider Lonnie as a friend and someone you could put your trust in. I consider myself lucky to have known him.

Lex Hart

Fred Edgar

May 21, 2020

Mr. “OldDog”:
I will always cherish our friendship and time together. I will miss our impromptu dinners with oysters on the half shell and cold brewskies. Thanks, also, for being nice to a young KA Pledge back in 1967 at ETSU. No one was cooler than you!
You will never be forgotten!

Eddie McDonald

May 20, 2020

Hey Lonzo, Eddie Mc here. I’m my heart and mind you will always be with me. Our life together was more than brotherhood, and I will forever treasure your friendship and adventures. So many people were blessed to have you in their lives, and I’m glad I was one of them

R Dale Johnson

May 20, 2020

Lonzo l love you. So many memories. We were all blessed to have had you in our lives. Jesus loves you. See you Heaven.
Aura Dale

Don Whitus

May 19, 2020

What a great guy. They broke the mold with Lonnie. Thanks “Lats” for your friendship and memories

Pamela Graham

May 19, 2020

Oh sweet Lonzo,I can't believe you are gone. You fought so hard and had such courage. You were the first to come over when Jimmy died and was still at home,it meant so much to us all,but typical of you for always caring for others. You guys are having fun together now! My prayers are with your beautiful family Gail,Maggie,Betsy,Trey,MaryJane,Rosie,Debbie,Patsy,and Jim as well as step fam,grandchildren, cousins,and friends. You will leave a big void in this world,but I am glad you have no more pain and are home. God bless,RIP dear friend. Love,Pamela Graham

Art Johnson

May 19, 2020

I met Lonnie in the 1st grade at Gary Elementary . We roomed together in college and have been friends for 69 years . A lot of good memories . I will miss him .

Tommy Cooper

May 16, 2020

A brother to us all. Loved him dearly. Rest in heavenly peace dear friend.

Dana Adams

May 16, 2020

Another 1962 Robert E. Lee Rebel gone, the second in just a few days. Lonnie and I went through junior and senior high. He was one of the most affable guys I've ever known. He knew how to get the most out of life. Well done old friend.


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