James R. Hollaway, Jr.

  • Born: July 24, 1989
  • Died: June 4, 2018
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

James R. Hollaway, Jr., 28, of Memphis, formerly of Rock Falls, died on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born on July 24, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. to James Hollaway and Kelli Larkin.

Jim enjoyed horses, being outdoors, and spending time with his friends. He moved to Memphis two months ago to start a new job and a new life.

He is survived by his father, James (Dawn) Hollaway, of Rock Falls and his parents Kelli (Joe) Larkin, of Rock Falls; a son, Channing Bellows, of Harmon; his paternal grandparents, Robert (Joyce) Hollaway, of Sterling; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Hodapp, of Dixon; two sisters, Jerrika Hollaway (Jared McPherson), of Sterling and Angel Doyle, of Rock Falls; three brothers, Blaze Hollaway, of Rock Falls, Austin Larkin, of Rock Falls, and Matthew Doyle, of Rock Falls; a step-brother, Devin Hughes, of Bloomington; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his "Dirty Bois" brothers. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 3-7 PM at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with cremation rites following. The memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11AM at the funeral home with Reverend Daniel Behmlander, officiating. A memorial has been established in his memory.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our deepest condolences, your son, brother and father was an amazing young man, one of the most respectful and thoughtful gentleman I have ever met. Such a tragic loss, it never seems fair, these young deaths...Rest in Peace Jim...Brandon will be there, you will never be alone. Sincerely, Donna & Carrie C.

Posted by Donna Cowley - Oregon, IL - Acquaintance   June 12, 2018

Sorry for your lost are heart and prayers are with you

Posted by Uncle Jerry aunt janet Thone - Lathrop, CA - Family   June 12, 2018

We are so sorry for Jim's passing. Although we didn't know him for long, we are glad that we got the chance to spend some time with him thru Chelsea.

Your family is in our prayers.

Ron and Sara Conklin

Posted by Sara Conklin - Statesville, NC - Friend   June 11, 2018


Jim was a great friend and known by so many. He touched many lives including mine. I am so very thankful for my time I was able to spend with him as a friend. I once told him he would be blessed by the Lord one day and I still believe this to be true. He did many great things for many people. You always knew you could count on Jim to have a good time. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. You will all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kora Magill - Sterling, IL - Friend   June 11, 2018

love you jimbbo r.i.p my dude

Posted by bradley boyd - springfield, TN - Friend   June 11, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss! Love & hugs

Posted by Tom & Diane Selbig - Owosso, MI - Acquaintance   June 10, 2018


Our hearts are heavy, and we offer our deepest sympathy.

Posted by John and Linda Port - Morrison, Il, IL - Family Friend   June 10, 2018

Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Posted by Mista Helms - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   June 10, 2018