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Joe “Bullfrog” Hollingsworth, 88, of Indianapolis, passed away March 31, 2015.. Born in New Augusta, he graduated from Pike High School and loved the Pike Township community. Joe was drafted into the U.S. Army, 9th Infantry Division, during WWII and was highly decorated including two Bronze Stars. He attended Butler University and played basketball and football for the legendary Tony Hinkle.. He was an engineer with Indiana Bell, retiring in 1982 after 32 years, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He and his brother continued the family heritage of farming and farmed for most of his life. Joe’s passion's were farming, boating, spending winters in Ft. Myers, Florida, and playing euchre and poker.. He was a lifetime member of the Zionsville and Ft. Myers American Legions and VFWs, and a lifetime member of the Westside Social Club. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and the Shrine.. He was the life of the party, and everyone had fun being around him. Joe had many dogs during his lifetime, including his last pets, Sparky and Suzi.. Surviving are his children, Joelynn Miller (Patrick), Kevin H. Hollingsworth (Patti), and Gary R. Hollingsworth (Jenny); grandchildren, Emily, A.J. and Eric Hollingsworth, Derek Scott, Shane and Craig O’Brien, and Steve Miller (Connie);and a great-granddaughter, Violet Miller.. Joe was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Georgia (Foster) Hollingsworth, and his brother, Charles Hollingsworth.. A celebration of Joe’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 7, at Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville, 105 W. Pine St. In honor of Joe, the family asks that you come in casual dress. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens with military rites.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association, Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or the Marion County Humane Society.. Condolences may be shared online at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on  April 3, 2015
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