Doyle “Dickie” Raymond Hollingshead, Jr., aged 84, passed away on January 11, 2022.
He was born July 30, 1937 to Doyle Raymond Hollingshead and Luverna Akins in Lawton, Oklahoma.
He was primarily raised in Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from W. B. Ray High School in 1956.
He served in the U. S. Marine Corps from July 18, 1958 through July 17, 1961, and was in the U. S.
Marine Corps Reserve until January 1963.
Dickie married his wife, Diana Thomas, on December 2, 1968.
He was telephone equipment installer and retired from Western Electric/AT&T.
He was a loving brother, father, cousin, and friend.
Dickie was in the Charter Volunteer group for the Texas State Aquarium, starting in 1990; and later was a Naturalist Volunteer at the Aquarium.
He loved hot air ballooning (thank you Ronnie and Patty Randolf for introducing us to the wonderful and crazy world of ballooning), photography, volunteering at the Texas State Aquarium, and the Dallas Cowboys.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Norman. Dickie is survived by his wife, Diana, his three children, Jeffery, Roy, and Lisa (Scott Howe) Hollingshead; his granddaughter Kaleigh Scott, his brother Lanny (Marie) Hollingshead, nieces Cari (Jake) Krumnow, Robbie Guercia, and Mary Glenn (Pete) Hobar; and nephew Norman Glenn Hollingshead, Jr.; sister-in-law Mona (David) Thomas, sister-in-law Jeannette Thomas (Bill) Kirts, nephew Warner (Amy) Kirts, and Akins and Hollingshead cousins from Georgia to California.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Solstice Senior Living; the patient, kind, and understanding ladies from Gifted Hands of Love; the staff and nurses from Altus Hospice; and most of all, thank you to Kathy Joslin, who was there 24/7 for months helping Diana and Roy get through this when we didn’t know what to do or who to ask about anything. We love you “Kathleen” and will be forever in your debt.
No services are scheduled at this time.
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