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Hollis E. McClanahan

hollis-mcclanahanMr. Hollis E. McClanahan age 75 of Lebanon died November 29, 2016, at St. Thomas West Hospital.  Battling many illnesses in his lifetime, he was a seventeen year heart transplant survivor.  A native of the Grant Community in Smith County, he was the son of the late Roy McClanahan and Altha House McClanahan.  He was a 1959 graduate of Gordonville High School. As a young man he joined Grant Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Lebanon Masonic Lodge #98 F & AM.

He retired in 1987 as Assistant Postmaster in Lebanon but was best known as one of middle Tennessee’s most prominent antique dealers.  He owned and operated the Downtown Antique Mall located on the square since 1983.  He has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles and appeared on the Antiques Roadshow.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deborah Leigh McClanahan; two brothers:  James Roy and Hoyal McClanahan; sister, Thersa Franklin.  Survived by wife of thirty-six years, Marlane Banks McClanahan; two daughters:  Holly (Mike) Spillman, Dora (Chuck) Martin; son, Scott (Kari) McClanahan; eight grandchildren:  Jack and Gray Spillman, Ava Martin, Jamie, Jeffrey, Jose, Jenna McClanahan, Josh Glover; brother, Dwight McClanahan; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 12 noon at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Interment to follow in the Grant Cemetery.  Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation Friday 3-7:30 p.m. and Saturday after 11 a.m.  Masonic chapel service Friday 7:30 p.m.

Messages for the Family

  1. Steve & Patty Thomas says:
    Dear Holly & Family,
    Steve and I are so sorry for the loss of you dear Daddy. I met him only one time but I have always remembered his kindness. It’s so very hard to let go of a parent and I don’t think we ever really let go completely. As the days go by what will be left is all the happy memories you have. Our prayer is that all these happy memories will ease your grief.
    We are thinking of you and praying for you all.
    Love to you always
    Steve & Patty Thomas
  2. Jamie McClanahan says:
    Hello Dad and Family,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad and our grandpa. It’s hard for us becazse we didn’t saw him anymore! Now he is on a good place!
    • Jamie McClanahan says:
      Hello Dad and Family
      We are very sorry about the loss of grandpa. It is a pity that we have not seen Grandpa anymore. But at some point we shall meet again.
      We love you and will miss you ….
      Love to you always
      Jamie,Jeffery,Josie and Jenna McClanahan
  3. Pam Smith says:
    Sis. Marland and dodie: I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for you to have peace thru this. I love you both very much. I’ll never forget when dad had his business on east main street and hollis would come looking for depression glassware and antiques. It would be interesting watching them negotiating the price. But hollis always bought the item. He was very nice t o me even though I didn’t know much about antiques.