Monday, September 21, 2020

Public Works Employee Bill Hollings Passes Away After Car Accident

The City of Southlake is mourning the loss of Southlake Public Works employee Bill Hollings.

He passed away following a July 23 car accident that took place on Pearson Lane and West Southlake Boulevard involving a suspected drunk driver.

At the time of the accident, Bill was working with the Police Department on the side of the road to keep the intersection safe after power was lost to the traffic signals.

He had been with the City since January of 2019 and worked as a Traffic Supervisor in the Public Works Transportation Division.

“We are completely devastated at Bill’s loss,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “He was a devoted public servant, a traffic expert, and a kind co-worker. It’s a very emotional time for our team because we enjoyed his enthusiasm and positivity.”

“Bill could always be counted on to make things right,” said Public Works Director Rob Cohen. “When we hired him, I knew we were adding a special member to our team who was dedicated to serving the City and its citizens.”

Before his work with the City, Hollings was with the City of Arlington as a Traffic Operations Crew Leader.  He has also worked as Senior Semiconductor Technician.

“Our prayers and deepest condolences are with Bill’s family and friends,” said Yelverton. “It’s been a rough year, and this latest heartbreak will be difficult to overcome.”