We would like to thank all our family and friends for your love and support.

Gerald Edward Hollingsworth

November 11, 1940May 26, 2018

Gerald Edward Hollingsworth, age 77, of Knoxville, TN, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018. The family will receive friends at Sevier Heights Baptist Church from 5:30pm-7:00pm on Thursday, May 31. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will follow. Pastor Don Wilson officiating.

Gerald was a fireman, grocery manager, and contractor. But most of all, he was a generous man that loved his family. He lived in South Knoxville all his life, graduating from South HS in 1958. For nearly 20 years, Gerald enjoyed annual fishing trips to Canada with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents James Edward and Ila Rogers Hollingsworth; son, Jonathan Hollingsworth.

He is survived by wife, Judye Hollingsworth; mother of his children, Carole Seastrom; sons, Russ Hollingsworth (Paula) and Stuart Hollingsworth (Kristie); grandchildren, Joel Hollingsworth (Brittney), Kaley Miller (Tyler), Brittany Province, Melissa Welch (Aaron); great grandchildren, Gabbie, Chloe, Paesyn and Everlee Welch; brother, Roger Hollingsworth (Becky); uncle, Buster Hollingsworth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to http://www.onevisionintl.org Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Thursday, May 31, 2018
  • Life Celebration Memorial Service Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gerald Edward Hollingsworth

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robert carringer

February 15, 2019

He was one of my closest pals at South High School. We were both on The Rocket newspaper staff and served in the thankless position of selling ads to whoever would consider buying one. There was one nice benefit, a pass for leaving during school hours to ply our trade. We sold some (not a huge amount) but probably set a record for schooldays lunch visits to the Southern Circle. We both loved cars but avoided comparing our own—his glittering white sleek new design 1954 Chevy vs. my boxy dull colored 1952. Rivalries for girls severely tested our friendship—one case in particular, code name between us B Em, won’t say which one prevailed or which in retaliation took up with her best friend. Ah those days at SHS, Miss Gregg, Mr Ballard, Mrs Freshour, E.N. Aslinger, Miss Roberts, Mr Bounds, and that earthly saint W. B. Bruce. We both Indulged in making up nicknames for them—Wooly Bugger and so on, but we were both respectful down deep and became good citizens. In 2015 Gerald wrote me a long wonderful letter and by the time of the SHS60th in 2018 our gabbles could have filled a book because he was up to snuff about everybody and everything worth knowing there then to now. I take it he was a kind of spokesperson for the class, circulating class updates and lots of photographs. One classmate told me “I wouldn’t have recognized you in a lineup!”; not so for the one who left us—I recognized my dear smiley Old Jug at first glance in the obituary picture. I dearly miss you. Bob

Joyce Baker

June 15, 2018

Judye - Ran into Nancy Montgomey today and she told me about Gerald's passing. Was so sorry to hear that and sorry I did not know about it when it happened. Wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. L ove Joyce (Jackson) Baker

Stephanie Seay Moore

June 4, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you all.

Megan Crain

May 29, 2018

Gerald was a sweet man. Elizabeth and I would always sit outside on their back porch him and Judye would always offer me something to drink and popsicles on hot summer days. I loved enjoying time with him and Judye. They have been greats neighbors for 10+ years. I love you guys.

Kristi Shelton

May 29, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Billy, Kristi, Olivia, and Blake Shelton
Barbara, David, and Tayfur Caldwell

Bobby Tipton

May 29, 2018

Was a good neighbor and friend. Will miss him very much.