OBITUARY

John Leddy Hollingsworth Jr.

July 9, 1941November 18, 2020
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Dr. John Leddy Hollingsworth, Jr., MD, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the age of 79 years.

Dr. Hollingsworth was born on July 9, 1941, in Corsicana, Texas, to Dr. John Leddy Hollingsworth, Sr., DDS, and Catherine Slagle Hollingsworth.

He graduated from Corsicana High School, where he was actively involved in a variety of athletic and scholastic activities. John attended Arlington State College for undergraduate studies, and then Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he met the love of his life, Linda Kasparek.

John and Linda were married in Needville, Texas, and the very next day he enlisted in the Navy, where he proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Lieutenant Commander stationed in Beaufort, South Carolina.

Dr. Hollingsworth then opened his private practice, specializing in Internal Medicine for 42 years, predominantly at Medical City Hospital Dallas and Baylor Hospital Dallas. In his later years, he found great joy in attending to patients at multiple different nursing facilities.

John’s siblings remember him as the “brainiac” of the family, a man who excelled in his studies and chosen profession despite struggling with dyslexia. He loved listening to country music, grilling, and drinking beer while watching the Dallas Cowboys.

John had a witty, sometimes unusual, and always clever sense of humor, and he enjoyed spending time keeping busy reading and tinkering in the garage. He adored sharing banter with others regarding his love of history, Sci Fi, the German language, politics, and basically any other topic you could throw his way.

John was well loved by all who had the privilege of meeting him.

John is survived by his wife, Linda Kasparek Hollingsworth, of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Heather Hollingsworth of Dallas, Texas, Beth Ontiveros and husband John of Manvel, Texas, and Jennifer Harris and husband Robin, of Cedar Park, Texas; grandchildren, Zachary and Jacob Richardson, Luke and Abby Ontiveros, and Graysen, Rory, and Greer Harris; brother, William Hollingsworth and wife Gloria; brother, Jack Hollingsworth and wife Becky; and a host of other loving family members and friends.

Dr. Hollingsworth is preceded in death by his parents, sister Mary Williams, and nephews, Charles Williams II and John Eskind Hollingsworth.

The family’s fervent wish is that all those choosing to attend John’s visitation and/or burial wear a mask to protect themselves from the Covid-19 virus, which took their beloved husband and father far too soon.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be much appreciated in the name of Dr. John Hollingsworth, Jr., MD, to any Parkinson’s research foundation.

A visitation with reception will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, located at 7990 George Bush Turnpike, Dallas, Texas 75252.

A burial service will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements.

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Patty Ferguson Canterbury

November 30, 2020

Dear Family
I am a friend of John’s from way back. I knew him all through grade school and high school.
He was extremely smart and very well liked.
I enjoyed seeing him and Linda at our High School reunion last summer,
May he rest in peace.
All the best,
Patty Ferguson Canterbury

DAvid Haymes

November 23, 2020

John and I practiced together either sharing call or an office for over 25 years. He was smart and caring and represented all the finest qualities of a true physician and healer. He was gracious and helpful to me and I will always appreciate his kindnesses. He will be missed. They're not making many physicians like him any more.

Dorothy and Wil Culham

November 22, 2020

John and Linda have been our neighbors and friends for 36 years. No one could ask for anyone better. Always there no matter what.
John, you will be sorely missed.

Carol Taylor

November 22, 2020

Dr Hollingsworth was a very special doctor, friend and man. We could always count on him to help us and heal us.
We will never forget how generous he was with his talent and time. When I had Transient Global Amnesia, he counseled a very distraught Larry all weekend until I returned to normal. When Kathryn was so ill from a respiratory infection that I had to bring her home from the University of Arkansas, he made a house call to check on her. There he was at the door with his doctor bag. He always visited us at Medical City when we were there for various surgeries, and made us feel better just seeing him.
Dr. Hollingsworth was one of those “old time” doctors who viewed each patient as important and worthy of his time, energy, and effort. How we missed him when he retired!
We will never forget him, and will always be thankful to the Lord for him. When Dr. Hollingsworth recently got to the gates of heaven, the Lord God must have said to him, “Well done My good and faithful servant, welcome home.”
Carol and Larry Taylor
Kathryn and Spencer Taylor

Jean Cox

November 21, 2020

Truly the best Doctor I ever knew and a dear friend. I know he and my Roy are having one of there great conversations right now.

Richard Soltes

November 20, 2020

A dear friend, colleague and mentor.
He will be sorely missed.

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