Obituary: Charles Hollingshead

Charles “Chuck” A. Hollingshead passed from this life on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Kansas Christian Home in Newton.

Chuck was born on Nov. 23, 1928, at home in Garnett to Frank and Frances Hollingshead and continued living there until until he joined the Marine Corps in 1946. In 1948, he left the Marines as a corporal and attended The University of Kansas. In 1951, while living in Kansas City, he met Barbara Watkins on a blind date and married her six weeks later. They were married for 65 years.

In 1956, they moved to Newton to be closer to Barb’s family. Chuck worked for Safeway Stores and in 1960, began his long career with the U.S. Postal Service until he retired in 1990. They attended and were active at several churches in Newton, including First Baptist, Bible Baptist and Newton Bible where Chuck served in several capacities including deacon.

Services were on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton. Final internment was at Eastlawn Cemetery in Zimmerdale.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Wallace of Beloit.

Survivors include wife Barbara, who lives at Kansas Christian Home in Newton; son Dan (Patti) Hollingshead of Longmont, Colo.; daughter Becky (Bill) Smoldt of Castle Rock, Colo., and son Tim (Denise) Hollingshead of Wichita. Other survivors include six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to Kansas Christian Home in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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