Bobby Gene Hollingsworth, age 82 of Riceville passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Life Care of Athens.
A native of Buena Vista, Tennessee, and a former resident of Merrillville, Indiana, he was a resident of McMinn County for 27 years and was the son of the late Turner and Virgie Rowland Hollingsworth.
He was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church in Riceville and retired from the Ford Motor Company.
He was a Sunday School teacher for 50 years, a Deacon for over 40 years and served in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by four brothers: James Hollingsworth, Ganius Hollingsworth and J. T. Hollingsworth, Harweda "Molly" Hollingsworth; one sister, Martha Hollingsworth.
Survivors include his Wife of 61 years, Carolyn J. Spain Hollingsworth of Riceville; One son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Beverly Hollingsworth of Riceville; One daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Guzar Hicks of Niota; Two sisters, JoAnne Mitchell of St. Charles, Missouri and Pamela Faye Taylor of Danridge, TN;
Three grandchildren and spouses: Ryan and Brittany Hollingsworth, Zarah and Jackson Smith and Zeth Hicks; Four great-grandchildren: Katie Beth Holingsworth, Levi Hollingsworth, Noah Hollingsworth and Miriam Smith; Several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm Saturday April 14, 2018 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Ryan Hollingsworth, Zeth Hicks and Jackson Smith officiating.
The interment will follow at McMinn Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 11-1pm before the service at the funeral home.
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