Roy Hollingshed, 62, of Jeffersonville, Ind., was called home Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. at the home of his sister, Maxine McGee, in Sandusky.
Roy was born March 27, 1951, in Starkville, Miss., son of the late Jack and Ella (Spencer) Hollingshed. He attended New Prospect High School. Roy moved to Sandusky in 1966 and was employed by Barr Rubber Co., Farrel Cheek, and worked 25 years at the Lorain Ford plant. He retired from the Kentucky Ford plant in 2006.
He was a faithful member of Little Flock Missionary Church, Louisville, Ky., where he was the church’s senior bus driver, taking the senior citizens on trips , and he served as the gardener for the church.
Roy’s passion was working on cars and doing yard work. He loved a beautiful yard and having beautiful plants and flowers. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, playing softball, and most of all traveling.
Roy never knew a stranger. He was always helping those in need, whether financially or physically. He was loved by everyone who knew him.
Roy is survived by his daughters, Glenda Childs, of Starkville, Miss., and Vanessa Farris and Dawn Hollingshed, of Sandusky; son, Ryan Hollingshed, of Sandusky; 17 grandchildren; one special grandson, Ryan Hollngshed Jr., who was there for him every day of his illness; brothers, Joe Edwards and William (Jimmie) Hollingshed, of Memphis, Tenn., Stanford (Carol) Hollingshed, of West Point, Miss., and Clifford Hollingshed, of Starkville; sisters, Maxine McGee and Nancy (Jacob) Keys, of Sandusky, Gloria Moore, of Milwaukee, and Ann Hollingshed and Veronica Duncan, of Starksville,; special niece, Stephanie Hollingshed, and special nephew, Rick McGee; special friends, Frank and Sheila Derrick, Betty Bell, Junior Woods, Dottie Mabuary and his massage therapist, Sherry Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeFlore and Mclester; and sisters, Bettyrae and Jennie.
At Roy’s request visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. He will be transported to Starkville for burial.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with local arrangements. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.