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Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

1985 West Nine Mile Road, Pensacola, FL

OBITUARY

Charles Arthur Hollingsworth

August 3, 1952June 14, 2020
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Charles Arthur Hollingsworth passed away June 14, 2020.

Charles was born on August 3, 1952 in Atmore, Alabama and moved to Cantonment, Florida at the age of seven.

He served in the Coast Guard for two years. Afterwards, he worked as a cook, and became a very talented, successful cook.

Charles loved meeting people and never met a stranger. His favorite thing to do were to laugh and make others laugh.

He is survived by his four children: Charlette Paulk, Kimberly Brock, Cristal Hicks and Bradley Hollingsworth.

He leaves behind six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, his mother, Bernice O'Neal and sisters: Marie Pitts (Ronnie) and Betty Sells (Billy), nieces: Missy Pitts, Robyn Parmer and Kristi Brown, nephews, Bobby and Jason Hughes; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his father, William Hollingsworth, step-father, Allen O'Neal and nephew, Scotty Hughes.

Funeral services will be held on June 22, 2020 at Eastern Gate Memorial Funeral Home. Family visitation will be held from 9:00am to 10:00am, with friends at 10:00am to 11:00am, with a funeral service to follow at 11:00am.

  • FAMILY

  • Charlette Paulk, Child
  • Kimberly Brock, Child
  • Cristal Hicks, Child
  • Bradley Hollingsworth, Child
  • Bernice O'Neal, Mother
  • Marie Pitts (Ronnie), Sister
  • Betty Sells (Billy), Sister
  • Missy Pitts, Niece
  • Robyn Parmer, Niece
  • Kristi Brown, Niece
  • Bobby Hughes, Nephew
  • Jason Hughes, Nephew
  • William Hollingsworth, Father (deceased)
  • Allen O'Neal, Step-Father (deceased)
  • Scotty Hughes, Nephew (deceased)
  • He alsoleaves behind six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, June 22, 2020

  • Reception

    Monday, June 22, 2020

Memories

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Kim Attaway

June 23, 2020

My prayers and condolences to Chuck's family. He was a good hearted man with a great sense of humor. He could tell a joke better than anyone I ever met.

Marie Pitts

June 22, 2020

I have so many memories of my brother Chuck. When we were kids we would argue just like all siblings do but it didn't last long and he would have us laughing.
Chuck loved people and he was loved by everyone. He loved playing with all the kids and would keep them entertained for hours. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed so much. I know he is up in heaven and still making others laugh. Love you Chuck, you will be in my heart forever.

Kristi Brown

June 22, 2020

Uncle Chuck was definitely one of a kind! He was the perfect uncle growing up, never a dull moment. There are so many stories to tell, and every one ends with you laughing. From squirrel hunting, building a fire in the backyard to cook on, or building a bomb to blow up your science project, and many more. One of my favorite things about him was when we had family dinners, he would always eat at the kid's table, because the adult table was boring. Our family dinners always had jokes and pranks, and a lot of laughs! I am thankful for the memories and that I also have tried to do the same for my kids. All kids should have an "Uncle Chuck" in their lives! He will definitely be missed, and never forgotten!

David Pierce

June 20, 2020

Uncle Chuck, when I was a child. You seemed larger than life. Quite possibly the coolest adult on earth to me. You were the one I looked up too for most of my childhood and early teen years. You imprinted my personality much more than anyone knows. You gave me my since of humor. You gave me a love of life. You taught me to enjoy the moment. Because we can’t always predict what will happen next. I go back to my memory file, and remember the countless times we were crabbing down the beach in the middle of the night. Or the many times that you let me stay home from school to roam the woods, build big fires, and maybe a bomb or two. Uncle Chuck was always down to throw a hair spray can in the fire just to get everyone’s attention. What I remember most about you... You always treated me as an equal and not just a kid. I know that we will meet again. Until then, we all need all the help you can give from the other side.

Cristal Hollingsworth Hicks

June 19, 2020

Cristal Hollingsworth Hicks

June 19, 2020

Dad I know it's been a long time and I wish I could go back in time. You have always been in my thoughts and prayers. You were always the life of the party!! I wish I could have got to say I love you and goodbye.. Give everyone hugs and keep and eye over us. I will see you again someday...

Kimberly (Hollingsworth) Brock

June 19, 2020

I'm sorry we didn't get to spend more time together. I wish I could go backwards a few months or years, and come over a few more times ❣️... You were the funniest man I knew growing up and you never said or did a mean thing to me no matter how crappy I was as a teenager. I love you, Dad, give everyone a hug up there and we'll see you soon I hope.

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