Lt. Don Hollingsworth
Funeral Date: 8/6/2016

Obituary:
Lieutenant Don Hollingsworth age 50 of Warren, AR died Monday, August 1st at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock, AR. He was born May 27th, 1966 in Warren, AR a son of Linda Parrott Hollingsworth, Warren, AR and the late Donald Hollingsworth. Don was a 20 plus year employee with the Warren Police Department serving as Criminal Investigator and Assistant Chief of Police. Don began his career with the department under Chief Dale Stuard as jailor in January 1996 and he graduated the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy in 1997, he advanced in his responsibilities completing the law enforcement training academy and received his level 4 certified advanced law enforcement certificate in 2013. Don was a second generation law enforcement officer, he achieved many certifications during his tenure with Warren Police Department where his grandfather Milton Parrot also served, he was a professional police instructor, firearms instructor, traffic and radar instructor. He achieved a level one certification from the Arkansas Crime Information Center; training in arson detection, racial profiling and gang violence. Don maintained the continuing education for the police department staff and wrote many of the policies that are followed today. He was very proud of his DEA certification in drug enforcement and received the Outstanding Certificate of Appreciation for his work from the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency. He was honored to serve under Chief Dale Stuard, Chief Randy Peek and Chief Shawn Hildrith. Don was a founding member of the Church Unlimited, he loved his work, his church, his family and his service to the YMCA, where he coached tackle football, he served on the Y board of directors and sports committee and he totally believed in the Y and what impact it has on the kids. He was a graduate of Warren High School class of 1984. Don had a belief he lived by “right is right and if no one is right, wrong is wrong and everybody is wrong”. Don loved his service to the Warren Police Department and the City of Warren where he grew up. Also preceding him in death were his grandparents Milton and Eunice Parrott and J.L. and Mistle Hollingsworth. He is survived by his wife whom he married February 25th, 1989 Paula Gambill Hollingsworth. 2 sons Justin Hollingsworth, Warren, AR and Samuel Hollingsworth, Warren, AR. A brother Thomas Hollingsworth, Warren, AR. 3 brothers in law Terry Gambill and spouse Kim, Bryant, AR, Gary Gambill and spouse Kerry, Warren, AR, and Richard Gambill and spouse Maribeth, Bastrop, LA. His father in law and mother in law Sheriff Jack Gambill and Wanda, Warren, AR. 4 nieces Jessica Griffin, Lyndsey Gambill, Sydney Gambill and Gabi Gambill and a nephew Kyle Gambill. 1 great niece and great nephew. Two special friends Teresa Reep Sandine and Angela Reep Wyatt. Funeral service was 2:00PM Saturday, August 6th at Frazer’s Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Powers, Rev. Richard Gambill, Rev. Michael Gardner and Rev. David Richey officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Honored guests were Chief Shaun Hildrith, Chief Randy Peek, Chief Dale Stuard and Fire Chief Howard Edwards. Active Pallbearers were Scott Chandler, Roy Delassus, John Neely, Auddy Doss, Kevin Black, Wade Mann, Richard Wagnon, David Hoppers, Robert Sellers and Bubba York. Honorary pallbearers were Judge Bruce Anderson, Gene Hollingsworth, Ricky Sandine, Todd Hoppers, Lavern Rice, Terry Gambill, Jason Sandine, Brock Wyatt, Paul Pinkston, Brent Reaves, Gary Gambill, Mark Simmons, Carl Holland, Steven Wyatt, Phill Hoppers, Ralph Reep, Jack Gambill, Ray Oblinger, Butch Belin, Ron Burnett, Tracy McClain, Dwayne Johnson, Bobby Barnes, Warren Police Department, Warren Fire Department, Bradley County Sheriffs Office, 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force and 10th Judicial District Prosecutors Office. Burial was in Union Cemetery at Rye. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

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Name: Barbara and Thomas Rice
Message: You have our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. May God watch over you and comfort you as only He can!

Name: Ginger and Hubert Ricks
Message: Paula and family. We are sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Name: Harry Adams
Message: Sorry for your loss

Name: Kevin Doggett
Message: Don was a great man. Warren has lost a great law enforcement officer. Heaven gain another angel. Your family is in my prayers.

Name: Randy and Beth Peek
Message: He had the courage to make a difference Police Officer Prayer: Lord I ask for courage Courage to face and Conquer my own fears... Courage to take me Where others will not go... I ask for strength Strength of body to protect others And strength of spirit to lead others... I ask for dedication Dedication to my job, to do it well Dedication to my community To keep it safe... Give me Lord, concern For others who trust me And compassion for those who need me... And please Lord Through it all Be at my side... --Author Unknown

Name: John & Denecia Sellers
Message: So very sorry for your loss. Don was a wonderful person. He will be greatly missed by all. Your family will be in our prayers.

Name: Eddie & Brenda Pope
Message: Paula, Justin, Sam and all the family We are heartbroken over the loss of Don; however, we rejoice knowing we will see him again one day. Don was a great man and respected by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Name: Wendy Healy
Message: Paula, I am so sorry for your loss. Donald was a good man. You and your boys are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: William & Toni Carr Miller
Message: Your family is in our prayers.

Name: Paige Stell
Message: Mr. Don will be missed by many. He always came to the ER if I needed him on a case or something we had going on. I will always be grateful for his help in the last case I worked with him before I left the ER as manager. His professionalism during this case was point on and I was thankful he was there. Family - you are in my prayers during this difficult time. Love, Paige Stell, RN

Name: Sandra Williams
Message: Dear Paula & Family, Mike & I are so sorry to hear about your loss. We are here for you and family. If yall need anything please let us know. We are here for yall. Praying for all. Love yall

Name: Verna Whitfield
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you Paula and the boys through these difficult times and always. Don was such a kind soul. He will be missed by so many.

Name: Marlene Elliott
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers continue for all of you.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Hollingsworth Family: You are and will be in our thoughts and prayers. Don, his Dad, his brother and JL are special. Many good times were had together at the Jersey Deer Club. Remember all of the good times and know that we will see him again.

Name: Jim and Linda Davis
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Nancy McBee
Message: Paula, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your sons, and your family.

Name: Amy Haynes
Message: Paula, I am so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the boys.

Name: Norman and Sandra Word
Message: So very sorry for your loss. You all will be in our prayers!

Name: Ronnie&teresa Hays
Message: Looking for those Eagles cuz!! Love yall

Name: Eddie & Vicki Groves
Message: So sorry for your loss.thoughts and prayers for the family.

Name: Sandra and Jody Rawls
Message: Paula, Linda, and all the family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our prayers.

Name: Donna Ozment-Raney
Message: Ms. Linda, so very sorry to hear about Donald! We had some good times growing up! I will be keeping you, Thomas, Paula, and the boys in my thoughts and prayers during the difficult days ahead. Praying God will wrap his arms around all of you and give you peace.

Name: Linda &Philip Cathey
Message: Paula , Justin and Sam . Don was a wonderful man . He will be missed by a lot of people. Thank you for sharing him with us and for your sacrifice of time not spent at home to protect us. he was a true HERO. may God Bless You.

Name: Glenda and Billy Wilson
Message: Paula: So very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family.

Name: Kenny & Tammy Hensley
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Name: Keith & Teresa Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Comfort and Keep You As Only He Can. Our Deepest Sympathy

Name: Allison Elliott
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Name: David(K.C.) & Tina McClain
Message: So sorry for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this hard and painful time in your lives.

Name: James & Tanya Gardner
Message: Our hearts hurt for you all. Love and prayers going out to you.

Name: Wade Mann
Message: My heart has been heavy this week with the loss of one of my best lifelong friends. I have reflected back to the memories we made growing up together. The sleepovers when we would stay out in his parent’s camper, catching crawdad’s as we called them, out of the town creek behind Norman Cornish’s house or bullfrogs behind Jack Winters on our way to Youth Choir Practice at the Church. I am not sure there was much we didn’t catch. The trips to Camp Couchdale for FFA Camp and falling out of the boat or all the activities with Royal Rangers. There were so many good times going fishing with our Sunday school class. Allen Kitchel caught the biggest fish and on the way home Donald and I filled its mouth full of Cheetos. We all thought it was funny! Well everyone but Allen (Boys will be Boys)! There are just so many memories I have with Donald and we had so many memories to make. We just waited too long to start them and now the memories that could have been never will be! I will always cherish the time I spent with him these last few months and now wish there would have been more of it. He was a Great Friend and will be missed. R.I.P. my friend until we meet again! Wade

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Sending our love and sympathy.

Name: Bill & Sherry White
Message: Sending prayers for comfort!

Name: Sherry Funderburg
Message: May God give you all, the comfort of his loving arms . I am so sorry for the loss of your loving husband, father, son, friend . You all will be in my prayers

Name: Joe & Shirley Simmons
Message: Linda & Family: So sorry for your loss. Each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Carl and Tracy Holland
Message: It is with a heavy heart that we write this message. We cherish all the memories that our families shared together. We love you very much.

Name: James & Donna Berry
Message: Paula and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you in the days ahead. May God provide you with peace and comfort.

Name: Marcia & Tommy Chandler
Message: Dear Paula & family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your sweet family will be in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead... Love you in the LORD

Name: Lola & Victor Mac Maroney
Message: Paula,Jack & family We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our hearts and prayers.

Name: Sarah Doss
Message: Praying for everyone! My heart hurts for you Paula! I have loved you since I was a little girl! I prat God comforts you and bring you peace during this very difficult time!!

Name: Jennifer Wolfe
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Name: Fufa Fullerton
Message: Sam and I and this whole town share your loss. Don will be sorely missed for his courage, competence, compassion, and his dedication to his community and all its citizens. We are blessed to have known him and benefitted from both his goodness and his many years of service. We thank you, his family, for sharing him with all of us. Chairman of Warrens Police Committee

Name: Renae Allen
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Name: Don and Glenda Schwebel
Message: There nothing I can say but just remember we love you and are here for you.

Name: Robert & Carolyn Byrd
Message: To The Hollingsworth Family: We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Donald was a good person and he will be missed by many. Each one of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Mildred Mckinney Foster
Message: So sorry to hear about Don..My Prayers are with the family in their time of need...

Name: Juli Reep
Message: Though our hearts are heavy with sorrow and pain, God will heal and comfort...and one day will reunite you! A wonderful father and husband, now he is your guardian angel and will forever be with you. All our love and prayers to all of you. We are here for anything you need!

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: The family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: clarissa mcghan
Message: Sorry to about your loss your family in my prayers

Name: Rob Johnson
Message: A GREAT guy-always treated me good.

Name: Rob Johnson
Message: A GREAT guy- he always treated me good.

Name: Tyler Barnett
Message: So sorry for your loss

Name: Sandra Gambill
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Name: Sandra Gambill
Message: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am praying for your entire family, that you will have the peace that only God can give.

Name: Nikki King
Message: Mr Don was a great father, officer, role model he was just an amazing person. my thought and prayers go out to yall during this time of sorrow.

Name: Barbara Tolefree
Message: Sorry for your loss, praying for your family.

Name: Patricia Ellis
Message: Paula,you,your family and friends has my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. May God wrap His loving arms around you today and the days ahead..love ya.

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Sincerely, Suzette

Name: Patsy Newton
Message: I love you Paula. You are in my prayers always. Stay strong for the boys. 0nelove, Patsy

Name: Tim Parker
Message: I knew Don and thought highly of him. He was always friendly and considerate of others. My best wishes to his family in this time of sorrow. Tim Parker