Hollis retired from the Elizabethton Business College where he had taught Accounting and Business. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp in World War II and was a member of Sugar Grove Baptist Church. Hollis had served on the board of Rural Health Services, starting in 1993, he served for twenty seven years. During his time as a board member, he was instrumental in getting the Roan Mountain Medical Clinic built. Hollis enjoyed all sports, among those he loved were the Cincinnati Reds and the Tennessee Volunteers football and Lady Vols basketball. He also loved working outside, gardening and playing pool at the Senior Citizens Center of Elizabethton. Most of all, Hollis loved his family and the time he spent with them.
Those left to cherish his many wonderful memories include his wife of seventy three years, Joyce Cable, of the home; his son, Tim Cable and wife Christinia, of Jonesborough; his daughter, Valerie Cable McKinney, of Johnson City; six grandchildren, Kris McKinney, Trevor Cable, Amy Love Kamp, Alison Cable Edwards, Andrea Cable and Adrianne Cable Vandiver; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Friends may sign the guest register book between the hours of 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton.
A service to honor the life of Hollis F. Cable will be conducted at 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Don Winters, officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel, prior to service on Thursday.
The committal and entombment service will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 22, 2020 in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Kris McKinney, Trevor Cable, Gary Cable, John Shook, Woody Whisenhunt and Jeremy Whisenhunt. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Dugger, Dave Tester, Silas Tester, Alan Winter, Dr. Wes Hanson and other board members and staff of Rural Health Services. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to meet at Happy Valley Memorial Park at 10:50 AM on Friday.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the American Cancer Society, 861 Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Hollis and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.