Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

May 12, 2013

Joel Dean Hollingsworth

Oct. 4, 1937 - May 8, 2013


— Looking back at my life

I now can see

God, family, friends were

Always there for me

Joel Dean Hollingsworth, 75, Russiaville, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his home. He was born Oct. 4, 1937, in Russiaville, to the late Nelson and Cecil (Rhodes) Hollingsworth.

Joel was a 1955 graduate of Western High school and later attended Ball State.

He served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958.

Joel had been owner and operator of Hollingsworth Lumber in Russiaville. He was also a member of the former Russiaville American Legion and the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association. His hobbies included racing, camping, ATV riding, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.  

He is survived by sons, Darin (Michelle) Hollingsworth, Kokomo, and Cale (Melanie) Hollingsworth, Louisville; grandchildren, Katie Hollingsworth, Kaleb Hollingsworth, Brittany (Joshua) Damron, Victoria Sanders, Blair Sanders, Bradley Cline Eric (Christina) Hollering, Shaun Hollering, Drew Hollering and Rob (Kristin) Wilson; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, A. Holly Hollingsworth, San Francisco; and former wife, Rita Hollingsworth, mother of Cale.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sue Hollingsworth; wife, Roberta Jo (Rayl) Hollingsworth, mother of Darin and Dirk; a son, Dirk Hollingsworth; a brother, Benjamin Hollingsworth; and sisters, Evelyn Noe and Jean Crenshaw.

A celebration of Joel’s life will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St. Russiaville, with Pastor Chad Collins officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project in Joel’s name. Messages of condolence may be submitted online at stoutandson.com.

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