Obituary of Jack Freeman Hollingsworth
Jack Freeman Hollingsworth was born on May 10, 1933 in Middlesboro, Kentucky. He was the son of Orion and Belle (Freeman) Hollingsworth. Jack moved to Monroe, Michigan in 1945 from Eatonton, Georgia. He was a 1951 graduate of Monroe High School where he lettered in football and track. Jack served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was discharged in 1954 with the rank of Sargent.
On April 2, 1955 Jack married his high school sweetheart, Joyce “Marty” Dooley, who he has now joined in Heaven for eternal life together.
Jack started his career with Ford Motor Company for five years and Monroe Steel Casting for twenty-seven years, beginning as an Estimator and advancing to Production Manager. When the plant closed in 1982 he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, working there as a Pattern Shop Supervisor until the plant closed in 1988. Jack then went to Advanced Cast Production in Meadville, Pennsylvania where he worked as a Tooling Engineer until his retirement in 1995 when he moved back to Monroe to be close to his family again. He continued to work part-time as a consultant for Advanced Cast Products until 1998 when he completely retired.
From this time on, Jack enjoyed playing golf at Dundee Golf Course two times per week with good friends. His priorities in life were quite simple, spending time with his bride and family having many cookouts with them and attending the sporting events and activities of his children and grandchildren. Jack was a life member of Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 1138 and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge.
Jack Freeman Hollingsworth, age 88, of Monroe passed away on Friday; December 3, 2021. His passing was preceded by his father: Orion Hollingsworth; mother: Belle Hollingsworth; mother: Cornie Hollingsworth; wife: Joyce Marlene (Dooley) Hollingsworth; mother in-law: Elizabeth Thomas; father in-law: George Thomas; infant twin granddaughters: Amanda and Jessica Hollingsworth; sister: Helen Sweat; and niece: Janet Sweat.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his children: John (Dee) Hollingsworth of Monroe, Robert (Lori) Hollingsworth of Oxtongue Lake, Ontario, Canada, Joni (Rich) Weaks of Monroe, and Robin (Tim) Newkirk of McKinney, Texas; brother: Earl Hollingsworth of Monroe; grandchildren: Kasey (Steve) Banek, Jeffrey Hollingsworth, Dane Hollingsworth, Dale Hollingsworth, Nick (Lindsay) Notario, Lauren (Ian) Hopkins, Taylor (Tim) Notario Taylor, Ben (Kinsey) Notario, Madalyn Newkirk, Michelle Newkirk, Meghan (Zane) Waggoner, Matthew Weaks, Andrea (John) Ushman, and Jacob (Alexis) Weaks; great grandchildren: Alyssa Banek, Tyler Banek, Mason Hollingsworth, Marley Notario, Cameron Notario, Grace Hopkins, Hazel Hopkins, Caden Taylor, Landon Taylor, Rowan Notario, Beau Notario, Harmony Waggoner, Lillia Ushman, Joshua Ushman, Gabriel Ushman, Arum Ushman, Elias Weaks, Ari Weaks, and Despina Weaks; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather on Friday; January 7, 2022 from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe, 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. A Celebration of Jacks’s life officiated by Pastor Roy Southerland will be held at 12:00pm also at Merkle’s followed by procession to Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.
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