Hollis K. Eastep
March 12, 1941 ‒ November 29, 2017
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Hollis K. Eastep, age 76, of Mt Gilead, broke these bonds of earth on November 29, 2017 and entered the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ for his final judgement.
Hollis was born March 12, 1941, in Cumberland County, Tennessee to the late Samuel E. and Marie C. (Hodge) Eastep.
Hollis graduated from Cardington High School in 1959. He completed the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy in 1976.
At age 29, he joined the Crestline Police Department Auxiliary. He served thirty-six years in law enforcement including full and part time as well as a volunteer with the Cardington Police and Morrow County Sheriff’s Office. Of this profession he always said, “To gain respect, you must give respect.” This paid off for him many times over.
Hollis worked at North Electric in Galion, Pittsburgh Plate Glass, Cooper Bessemer in Mount Vernon, and H.P.M. until it closed.
He was the fourth of ten children and was preceded in death by sisters: Joanne Eastep, Barbara Seitz, Sue Seitz, Brenda Davis, and Dixie Ingles; brothers: James, Terrence and Samuel Eastep; and his beloved K-9, Cujo.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Eastep of Mt Gilead; daughter, Carmen Eastep of Cardington, step children; Rob (Kellie) Howard of Marengo, Jill Bringle (Craig Jones) of Mt. Gilead, Tonya Keckler (Kirk Nichols) of Cardington; five grandchildren: Alisa (Chris) Smith of Galion, Brooke (Sunney, Jr) Murphy of Mt Gilead, Katie Keckler (Adam Reed, Jr) of Mt. Gilead, Mallory Bringle of Mt. Gilead, Kiley Keckler of Cardington; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Bruce (Sondra) Eastep of Mt. Gilead; and his K-9 companion, Chico.
Per Hollis’ wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date in Glendale Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Morrow County Dog Shelter. (80 N. Walnut St., Suite A., Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338)
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Hollis’ family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.