David R. (Dick) Hollingsworth

  • Died: February 2, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

David R. "Dick" Hollingsworth, 91, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018, at The Towne House Retirement Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Mansfield, OH, on October 22, 1926, he graduated from Mansfield Sr. High School, earned his Bachelor's degree from Wooster College, and his Master's degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. Dick served in the US Army Air Corps from 1944-1945. He went to work for Eli Lilly from 1950-1984. It was while they worked in the Eli Lilly labs that he met his wife of 53 years, Julia B. Hyde. Dick and Juby were charter members of Faith Baptist Church. He was elected to serve as the St. Joseph Township Trustee, a charter member of the Glenaqua Swim Club, and a longtime tutor with the FWCS Study Connection. Dick had a lifetime love of sports including swimming, softball, racquetball, and tennis. He was an avid fan of Ohio State football, the Detroit Tigers, and the Cleveland Indians. Dick was a participant in the Fort Wayne Senior Games and Senior Softball. He loved gardening and traveling to National Parks, visiting his first and favorite, Yellowstone, in 1942. Surviving are his children, Julie (Kathleen Smith) Hollingsworth, David B. Hollingsworth, Jane A. Hollingsworth, and Janet (Dave Renauld) Lonsway Renauld; grandchildren, Molly Morton, Paige Hollingsworth, Annie, Sam, and Tom Lonsway; and loving friend, Pat Calhoun. Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Juby; and his parents, Samuel and Catherine Hollingsworth. Dick often said, "I am a lucky guy. I have lived the American Dream." Service is 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Allen County SPCA or the National Park Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Julie, Dave, Jane and Janet -

If anyone wanted a PERFECT neighbor, it would be your dad (and mom). Dick always had that big smile, a big wave and was happy to talk to us kids! I'm smiling now thinking of him.

Hope great memories of both parents come quickly to your minds at this time of loss. My sympathies,


Posted by Marcia Crawford - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   February 12, 2018

My condolences to the family. I was sorry to hear about the passing of Dick.
God's peace to you during this time of sadness and reminiscing.

Posted by Cindy Douglass - Fort Wayne, IN   February 09, 2018

David R. Hollingsworth Family:

Prayers and condolence to the Hollingsworth family, on the loss of your father, David R. Hollingsworth.


Mr. and Mrs. William C. Phillips

Posted by WILLIAM C. AND DONNA J. PHILLIPS - FORT WAYNE, IN - Friend   February 06, 2018

Hollingsworth family,
I had the privilege of caring for Dick. He was a brilliant man, who had an amazing life and kids. He always had a smile on his face and was so kind. I will never forget how highly he spoke of his kids. We would talk about how Julie was my teacher in high school and how lucky I was to have such a good teacher. He was definitely a proud father. I will never forget him and am so lucky to had the time I did with him.
Deepest condolences....

Posted by Nicole Krouse - Fort Wayne, IN   February 06, 2018

We both remember "Mr. Hollingsworth" from the Glenaqua days. He was always chipper and had a smile on his face. I can see him right now, leaving the pool after doing more than a few laps looking healthy and fit. He definitely had positive energy! We send our condolences to the Hollingsworth family. Kevin Bazur-Jane Montgomery

Posted by kevin bazur - new york, NY - Family Friend   February 05, 2018


Dear Hollingsworth Family and, in particular, Janet, Annie, Tom and Sam,

Deepest condolences to each of you from the West coast. Wishing you the peace that passes all understanding as you move through this loss and as each of you moves forward. Now, more than ever, you are united as siblings and as your Dad's children. Warm greetings and blessings to you.

Posted by Gavin Young Jr - North Las Vegas, NV - Family Friend   February 05, 2018

Julie, Janet, Jane, and family,

I was sad to read that your father passed away recently. At 91 years old, he lived a full and satisfying life and was blessed to have a rich, loving family.
I know that you will miss his unique spirit and enthusiasm. He was very proud of all of your accomplishments.

Your friend, Phil Amt

Posted by Phil Amt - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   February 05, 2018

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Hollingsworth's passing. Such a nice gentleman....always liked talking with him about Ohio State football when he visited Mansfield.

Posted by Debbi Adams - Mansfield, OH   February 05, 2018

My sincere sympathy to all of the family. The best tribute you can do is to remember all the good times you had with your dad. God Bless your dad and all of your family.

Posted by Nancy Kill - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   February 05, 2018

Prayers and condolences to friends and family of Dick Hollingsworth. May his memory forever live in the hearts of loved ones.
Tj Poppas

Posted by Teresa Poppas - Gibsonton, FL - Friend   February 05, 2018

Dear Family and Friends of Dick Hollingsworth: We are so sorry to hear of Dick's passing. We've been friends/coworker of Dick's daughter Jane for over 20 years, and his and Juby's love and intelligence certainly are a lasting legacy through her. We pray for comfort in the memories you all have of Dick.

Posted by Julie and Alec Adolphson - Raymore, MO - Family Friend   February 05, 2018

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