C.O. Hollingsworth, 86, Markleville, passed away April 4, 2011, at Saint John's Medical Center, Anderson.
He was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Anderson, and resided in this area most of his life.
C.O. served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired from Delco Remy Division of General Motors after 30 years of service.
C. O. attended Faith Church Assembly of God. He enjoyed woodworking and restoring organs. He was also a wonderful storyteller and poet.
He is survived by his wife, Florence (Copenhauer) Hollingsworth of Markleville, whom he married Aug. 30, 1985; daughters, Melody Norris of California, Zula (David) Ruckman of Georgia, Trudy (Ken) Roberts of Colorado, Wendie (Paul) Denning of West Virginia and Amy Hollingsworth of Colorado; son, Arthur (Grace) Hollingsworth of Colorado; stepchildren, Charles (Laurie) Barricklow of Florida, Ralph (Bonnie) Barricklow of Colorado, Andrew Barricklow of Florida, Scott Barricklow of Florida and Eric (Alison) Barricklow of New Hampshire; a sister, Lena Porter of Alexandria; a brother, Lee (Irene) Hollingsworth of Summitville; 23 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Bonnie (Beard) Hollingsworth; his brothers, Arthur, Terrance and Elowyn Hollingsworth; and a stepson, Alexander Barricklow.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastors Walt Weaver and Marlin Fannin officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson, with military rites by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266.
Post online condolences at www.loosefuneralhomes. com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.
Source: Herald Bulletin, The (Anderson, IN)
Date: April 6, 2011
(son of Arthur S. of Daniel C. of Enos of James of Richard of Abraham of George of Abraham of Thomas of Valentine)