Dateline: May 30, 2002
graveside services and interment for Louis Dale Hollingsworth, age 69,
were held at the Claude Cemetery. Memorial
services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2002, in the First
Baptist Church in Panhandle with Bob Thomas of Crown of Texas Hospice,
were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of
Hollingsworth died Thursday, May 23, 2002, in Claude. He was born August 12, 1932, in Amarillo and graduated from
Claude High School in 1950 and Texas Tech in 1954 and received a
commission as a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force.
He served in the Air Force from September 1954 until September 1957
and was released from active duty at James Connally AFT in Waco as a
Navigator. He was released
from inactive Reserves as a Captain in 1970.
He was a lifetime resident of Armstrong County.
He married Jean Hudgins on July 19, 1954, at Amarillo. He had worked for the USDA Soil and Water Conservation
Service at Claude from 1961-66; designed and constructed fertilizer
applicators at Amarillo Air Force Base from 1966-67; and was an
Engineering Technician for USDA South West Great Plains Research Center at
Bushland 1967-69. He received
a Master of Science in Agriculture Engineering from Texas Tech University
in December 1972 and a Master of Agriculture from WTSU on May 16, 1975. He worked as an agronomist at Texas Tech Research Farm from
1969-73; taught agriculture at Clarendon College 1973-75; and worked at
the Research Center at Halfway, Texas 1975-77 before transferring to Texas
A&M Research Center at Bushland as their Agronomist, retiring in 1986
to continue farming in Armstrong County full time.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Panhandle and the
Texas Retired Teachers Association. He
achieved Champion National Stubble Mulching contest at Wichita Falls in
1962; USDA SCS Certificate of Merit – Panhandle Work Unit in 1965;
Outstanding Conservation Farmer, NW Texas – Fort Worth Press in 1967;
Form Worth Press Conservationist of the Year – Lions International in
1968; Outstanding Young Farmer, Soil Conservation District – Claude in
1968; and WTSU Agriculture Honorary Society in 1974.
He was preceded in
death by his father, W.L. Hollingsworth and an aunt, Grace Wiegman.
Survivors include his
mother, Fern of Panhandle; his wife, Jean of the home; daughters Katherine
Brown and husband Robert of Weatherford, and Karla Jenkins and husband Jr.
R. of Whitman, Nebraska; a son, Robert Dale Hollingsworth of Claude; eight
grandchildren, Holli and Kody Brown, Ross and Ransom Hollingsworth, Jeanna,
Nathan, Joshua, and Jacob Jenkins.
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