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 Samuel David Hollins, Sr

Samuel David Hollins, Sr

Birth
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Mar 2013 (aged 60)
Lake Saint Louis, St. Charles County, Missouri, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 106387268 · View Source
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Samuel David Hollins, Sr., born in Chattanooga, TN, age 60, of Lake St. Louis, MO died on March 3rd, 2013 at Vanderbilt Hospital after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents Samuel Fox and Joyce Birmingham Hollins and his sister Joy "Bittie" Hollins. In his youth, he earned his Eagle Scout and the Order of the Red Arrows.

Sam was a scholar, athlete, and a gentleman. He graduated from Battle Ground Academy and the United States Air Force Academy. Following his graduation from the Air Force Academy, he attended pilot training to become a fighter pilot and was selected to fly the F-4 at McDill AFB, Tampa, FL. After completing F-4 RTU, Sam was sent to Osan AFB, South Korea. His next assignment was Clark AFB, Philippines. Later, based on his skills as a fighter pilot he was assigned to Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada and flew F-5 with the elite Aggressor Squadron Training Aircrew with dissimilar aircraft in air combat maneuvers. Sam later transitioned to the Missouri National Air Guard and flew the F-4 and F-15 with the 110 TYFS at Lambert Airfield in St. Louis, MO. He retired from the Air Guard with the rank of Major. After his military retirement, Sam became a Captain and Flight Instructor with Northwest Airlines and later Delta Airlines.

Sam was a devoted husband, loving father, and a dear friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Carla, son, step daughter and step son, a sister along with many cousins and relatives in the Middle Tennessee area.

Funeral service will be held on 10 Mar 2013 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, St Charles, Missouri.


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  • Created by: Perry L
  • Added: 8 Mar 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 106387268
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