News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 3, 2012

Jack L. Hollingsworth


MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Jack L. Hollingsworth, 68, of Martinsville, passed away 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at his home following an extended illness. He was retired from Conrail after 22 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was born Feb. 7, 1944, in Ypsilanti, Mich., the son of John Hollingsworth and Edith Craig Hollingsworth.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Carolyn Kosko Hollingsworth; three daughters, Tina Veach and Cheryl (Denny) Sanders, both of Martinsville, and Sandy Turner of Marshall, Ill.; a brother, John (Dru) Hollingsworth of Mount Zion, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Sherry Hollingsworth of Newton, Ill; grandchildren, Travis (fiancée, Patti Downey) Hollingsworth, Tanner (Lindsey) Glidewell, Taylor Hollingsworth, Amber (Tony) Baird, Christina (Philip) Higginbotham, D.J. Sanders, Cole Turner, Cody Turner, and Kyle Turner; great-grandchildren, Ryland Baird, Emmalyn Baird, Jacksyn Baird, Allie Higginbotham, and Jack W. Hollingsworth; nieces and nephew, Lori Bucci, Lisa Galloway, Jay Hollingsworth, and Cindy Craig; and his dog, Missy. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry (Buck) Hollingsworth; a half brother, Lloyd Craig; and a half sister, Rosie Hardway.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Martinsville and Martinsville American Legion Post 515. He was a graduate of Martinsville High School. He loved to hunt, fish, golf, and was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Services in honor of his life will be 11 a.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Martinsville with Brother Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will be in Blue Grass Cemetery, rural Martinsville, with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 515 in honor of his service to this nation. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Jack L. Hollingsworth Memorial Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pearce Funeral Home of Marshall. Online condolences will be accepted at: