Obituary: Mitchell Fields Hollon M.D.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mitchell Fields "Mitch" Hollon M.D., 54, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., was killed in a bicycling accident on the James Island Connector on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Dr. Hollon was born in Wilmington, N.C., but grew up in Baton Rouge, La. and Cornersville. He graduated from Cornersville School in 1975. After graduating from the University of Tennessee Summa Cum Laude in chemistry in 1979, he attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1983. He completed his residency in anesthesia at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1986 and a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesia the following year. He then joined the faculty of the Medical University. He participated in the first cardiac transplant in South Carolina on June 30, 1987, and was the anesthesiologist for every heart transplant, more than 30, until he left the Medical University to enter private practice with Mt. Pleasant Anesthesia Associates at East Cooper Medical Center in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his father, Beech Fields Hollon, and sister-in-law, Ruth Ann Hollon.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Henderson Hollon; his daughter, Hannah Fields Hollon; his mother, Nan B. Hollon of Cornersville; his brother, Elvin Lee Hollon; nephew, Benjamin L. Hollon and his wife Katie; and niece, Melissa Hollon, all of Kansas City, Mo.; his wife's parents, Walt and Johnnie Henderson, brother-in-law, Randy Henderson and his wife Sandra; and nieces, Makenzie and Maggie Henderson, all of Greer, S.C.

A memorial service was held at the East Cooper Baptist Church on Saturday, July 9.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel.

You may honor Mitch's memory with a donation to The Mitch Hollon Memorial Bicycle Safety Fund, P.O. Box 600, Charleston, SC 29402 or to the East Cooper Baptist Church General Missions Fund.

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