John F. Hollingsworth
John F. Hollingsworth, 87, of Anderson, passed away August 22, 2018, after a lengthy illness.
He was born, February 28, 1931, in Anderson, to the late George and Julia (Brittan) Hollingsworth. He attendedschools in Anderson graduating from Anderson High School, class of 1949. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a flight engineer in Koreaand Japan.
Upon discharge from the service, he married Mary Ballmer and moved to Lancaster, Ohio, residing there for thirtyyears. In Lancaster, he attended Ohio State University at Columbus, majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
He was employed during his years in Lancaster at Denison Engineering, Columbus Coated Fabrics, Diamond PowerElectronics, North American Aviation, all in Columbus and Lancaster, Ohio.
In 1994, he retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation as a project engineer, after being employed there for34 years.
In 1994, at his 45th high school reunion, he married Alice (Rhodes) Alatza, a former classmate. For thisreunion, the class took a cruise on the Royal Caribbean and these two classmates married on the cruise, inviting the entire class to the wedding.
In 1994, John returned back to Anderson to reside. He became a member of the North Anderson Church of God, nowMadison Park Church of God. He volunteered at St. John's Hospital and was a member of Anderson Noon Lion's Club.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Hollingsworth and her son Rex Alatza, his caregivers for eleven plus years;sons, Robert (Mindy) Hollingsworth and Shawn (Lydia) Hollingsworth; siblings, Phil (Karen) Hollingsworth, Paula (George) Hazelbaker, Mary Stanton and KathyHelton; five granddaughters; two step grandsons; several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary; a sister and two brothers.
A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at East Maplewood Cemeterywith Pastor Tom Malbone officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Madison Park Church of God.
(son of George D. of Frederick L. of George W. of James of Elias of Benjamin of Elias of Jacob of Thomas of Valentine)