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Monday, December 7, 2020
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Benjamin Franklin Ollis, Jr., also known as “Coach Ben”, was called to his heavenly home on December 3, 2020. He was born on July 6 ,1976 in Overton, Texas to Benjamin Ollis, Sr., and Lou Fobb. He was a proud descendant of the Choctaw Native American Tribe. Ben worked at Texas Iron and Steel as a truck driver. Coach Ben played an active role on the White Oak Softball Association board and coached teams from T-ball to 10u in White Oak. He also coached many select softball teams around East Texas. Coach Ben will be greatly missed by the friends, family members, and players he came across over his lifetime.
Ben leaves behind his high school sweetheart of 30 years, Cheryl Ollis. His legacy lives on through his 3 children Nevaeh, Neeley, and Nash. Also left to cherish his memory are his mother, Lou Fobb; his father, Benjamin, Ollie, Sr.; and sisters Tania Ollis, Cassie Ollis ,Claudia Davis, and her husband Luther. He was a proud uncle to his nieces and nephews. Each one of them held a special place in his heart. His aunts, uncles and cousins were dear to him as well.
He was preceded in death by his cousin Roger Stewart .
A Memorial Celebration of Coach Ben's life will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2020, at the White Oak Community Church with David Dusek officiating. No formal visitation will be held, but he will be in state at Croley Funeral Home of Gladewater on Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Monday, December 7, 2020 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Memorials are requested to: Ben Ollis Memorial Fund C/O Vera Bank in Longview.