December 9, 1923 ~ October 6, 2007
Funeral services for William Thomas Follis, 83, of Hughes Springs will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 9 at Reeder-Davis Chapel with Rev. Larry Neeley officiating. Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mr. Follis died Saturday, October 6 in a Tyler Hospital. He was born December 9, 1923 in Georgetown, LA. He was past president of U.S. Steelworkers Local #4134, retired member of Pipefitters Local #195, served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Burma, India, and China during World War II, and he was a Baptist. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Grace Follis of Hughes Springs; son and daughter-in-law Tommy and Sue Follis of Hughes Springs; a daughter and son-in-law Vonda and Dr. Kit Shaddix of Lilburn, GA; a brother, Orville Follis of Lamesa; a grandson, Dr. Kyle Shaddix of Jacksonville, FL; two granddaughters, Lori Follis of Longview and Kourtney Shaddix of Atlanta, GA. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Steve Follis. Mr. Follis will lie in state Monday afternoon and family will receive friends after 6:00 Monday evening at the funeral home.
Vonda and family, you have my condolences on the passing of your dad. I especially admire and respect his military service as a member of our "Greatest Generation".
I spent many happy times playing with Thomas as a boy in Hughes Springs. We swam in the railroad pond and enjoyed being kids together.Louis Evans
Grace,Tommy,and Vonda, We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Follis.Even though he is in such a better place, we never are ready to give them up. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Randy and Toni
Vonda,May God bless you at this time. We are never ready to give them up, but he is in a much better place.
Our whole family loves you all so much. What good memories I have of visiting down at your house across from Uncle Buck's house when we were in high school. My Daddy loved your Daddy so very much. My favorite picture of them is that old one you have of your Dad, my Dad, and John Duce Bruce. (I think there is a dog in the picture, too.)Please know you are loved and prayed for during this difficult time. Nan
Tommy and Sue,Please accept our sympathy during this time of the loss of both of your parents so close together. Our prayers are with your whole family. Please tell your mother that we are so sorry for her loss.Bill and Carol
With deepest sympathyHazel
Dear Grace,My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have always thought so much of you both.