OBITUARY

Hollis "Buddy" Crocket Rule Jr.

March 16, 1960September 15, 2021
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Hollis Crocket Rule Jr., age 61, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Hollis was born March 16, 1960 in Pompano Beach, Florida to Hollis Crocket Rule, Sr. and Clarinda Andrews Rule.

Hollis earned 2 bachelor's degrees, served in the United States Navy, and was employed in the IT division for Metro Nashville Public Schools. He loved classic country music, playing guitar, riding his Yamaha V-Star 950, operating his ham radio, and spending time with his wife, Donna, and family.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Clarinda Andrews Rule and his daughter, Tori Phillips. He is survived by his wife Donna Rule; father Hollis Rule, Sr.; stepmother Dalpha Rule; sons Bryan (Kelley) Phillips and Andrew (Becca) Rule; daughter Amy Phillips; stepson Sean (Sarah) Daly; brother Brook (Wanda) Rule; sister Retha Rule; grandchildren Ava and Charli Phillips; David and Katelyn Proffitt, Adelaide Rule, Reece Fletcher, Aurora Allen, Gunner and Kailyn Daly; and nieces and nephew Kristen, Marianna, Rebecca and Adam.

A Gathering of Family and Friends for Hollis will be held Monday, September 20, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Hermitage Funeral Home and again Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life at 12:00 PM.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Hermitage Hills Baptist Church - Room in the Inn, donations may be mailed to HHBC, 3475 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37076.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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Donna Campbell

September 20, 2021

Buddy is my cousin. I will definitely miss him.

CT Yoeun

September 20, 2021

It was a pleasure working with Hollis for 4 years and partners for 3. He wasn't just a co-worker but also a friend and mentor. It was because of him I took interest in buying silver because he would never stop talking about it. He even made me a ring out of one of his silver dollars which I'll cherish forever. I'll miss all the great conversations we had and the trips to the gas stations for egg rolls. Hollis loved him some gas station eggrolls!

Eric Culler

September 20, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Hollis. He was always willing to help and give advice. We would spend time talking about traveling around NC and SC. I will miss those conversations greatly. Next time I go to the Beacon, I will get a burger for you.

Michelle Andrews

September 19, 2021

I will never forget the fun we had. RIP my Buddy.

Susan Clayton

September 18, 2021

I have had the honor of being your friend for 9 years, and we have had some great times and in-depth discussions while solving world issues. I will miss you, but have great memories. Until we meet again….

Joan Schrader

September 18, 2021

One of our best Thanksgivings ever. Mark and I so enjoyed your visit to Texas. This winery tour was so nice. Great Friends. FLY HIGH MY FRIEND

Judy Ray

September 18, 2021

Sure gonna miss my friend. We had some fun. We will take care of Donna . Keep heaven in line Buddy .

Wayne Birch

September 17, 2021

Hollis and I would regularly catch up on life and other less important topics during coffee in the morning at the Wellness Center. We also spent time working together at the McGavock Tech Hub. I enjoyed hearing his stories about life and especially his new grand baby. I am sorry for his "early departure" and will miss him.

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U.S. Navy 1979-1983

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What a smile!!

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U.S. Navy Center Row, Middle

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Navy (early 20's)

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U.S. Navy, USS John Hancock

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Son Andrew

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Andrew & dad