Celebrating the life of

David Charles Hollingsworth

Passed away on June 10, 2021

David Charles Hollingsworth

David Charles Hollingsworth, 50, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Candler Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

The Savannah native was born on August 14, 1970 to the late John (Grady) and Margaret (Peggy) Hollingsworth. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a brother, Jeffery Grady Hollingworth.

David attended St. James Catholic School and Memorial Day School. While at Memorial, he was the star baseball player for the Matadors. David was offered a pitching position with the Atlanta Braves Farm Team; however, David chose to attend Middle Georgia State University, where he was a force to be reckoned with, pitching over 90 MPH with accuracy.

David was an employee by Kraton Corporation in Garden City. He loved sports and was especially dedicated to his Florida State Seminoles. Being with family and friends on College Game Days in the fall brought David so much joy. It was common for him to be grilling in his backyard wearing his Seminoles Jersey and loving the football rivalries. David also enjoyed Braves baseball, fishing, hunting, golfing, Kayaking, traveling, attending concerts, woodworking, and working in his yard.

David was an amazing brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was treasured by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. He was Daddy to his life companion, his loving Labrador, Murphy.

In addition to Murphy, he leaves behind a loving sister, Janet Barber (Bill); brother, Lee Hollingsworth; several nephews, nieces, and faithful friends.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.

 A celebration of David’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In honor of David’s love for FSU football, the family asks that you consider wearing your best garnet and gold to the celebration of life.

Please visit to sign our online guestbook. 



David, you will forever be our brother. Fish frying, fire pits and college game days will never be the same. Chuck and I will never be able to canoe without thinking of our infamous trip. Chuck and I promise to love and cherish Murphy for the rest of our lives. Murphy will live like a king the rest of his days. You were an amazing friend to both of us.

- Megan Smith, SAVANNAH, GA

David, we will miss you for sure. Our memories go back to when we were fortunate to share our home with you. You were a big brother to Brian and Jill. Our memories include stories we can tell (if we can remember them) and some stories that should remain a secret. You were a great friend to so many and your name will never be forgotten.

- Mark & Maxine Sussman, Savannah, GA

Rest In Peace my friend!!! Great memories all the way back to St James . You will be greatly missed. Chris and Kemper Templeton

- Chris Templeton , Savannah, Ga

What a shock! What an amazing man! I am fortunate to have known such an amazing soul! You will be missed David!

- Beth Smith, Savannah, GA

David, as you're getting acquainted in that next adventure. Remember being boys, best times knowing trouble and helping make the times amoung friends matter. I am glad for our times at St James and our teenage survival skills got us through figuring it out and having a laugh. Our times together were suppose to allow for some more fun. I have gotten this far knowing that, and that somewhere we were gonna be caught again having a laugh. I know there's always a way because we always got away with some really great times. I Love You and I am always gonna enjoy knowing our times as friends mattered. Give your Mom and Dad a Great Big Hug from me. I am so sorry you're skipping out these times we're in, I'm still attending this class without you. Save one for me, when we catch up. The principle will understand, as always.

- Mike Mitchler, Marietta, Georgia

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts hurt for you. We pray for peace and comfort during this time. RIP ~ The Sumrell Family

- Lisa Leverette Sumrell, Wesley Chapel , Florida

Thoughts and prayers with all David’s family and friends. David will definitely be missed by so many and football Saturdays will never be the same. So many fond memories to carry and treasure. Until we meet ya big D

- Allyson Tuck, Savannah, Ga

My heart is heavy. My prayers to his family and friends that loved him so much. RIP my friend

- Creech, Savannah, Ga

Barber Family/Hollingsworth/Friends, I Send My Deepest Condolences. David, You Will Always be Thought of When College Football Rolls Around, You Brought so Many Lifetime Friendships Together, I Will Always Remember The Times We Shared. Hold it down in Heaven Wingman till We Meet Again.

- Mark Warren, Savannah, Ga

David was an important and beloved member of our work family at Kraton. He will be greatly missed by many and fondly remembered by all.

- Kim Tepic, Savannah, GA

To the Hollingsworth Family, my Condolences. I met David twenty five years ago here, then Union Camp now Kraton Inc. Over the years it was Sports talk ( F.S.U. ) with lots of Laughter, talking about our past time ( things we do ) a lot of Laughter, We worked with a whole lot of Laughter on our shift. We called each other Wingman. He and I worked together for several years as Operators, he was a Great Friend and work Buddy. We talked of doing an work podcast, but that ended up in us laughing our butts off because we would end up being fired for having to much fun at work. David would also treat us to some of his cooking, man that fried fish was outstanding and that smoke chicken was off the chain ( Good ). David was a good person. He will be missed, not just now but for long time. I want to thank his Family and friends for sharing David with us here at Kraton Chemical. WINGMAN keep them pitches low and inside. Your in the Big Leagues.......

- Michael Kelevh ( BigMike ), SAVANNAH, GA

Janet, my heart breaks for you. So thankful to have known David for over 35 years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lee…praying for you and your family to have peace and comfort. Much love for y’all

- JulieAnn Sturgess, Savannah , Ga

I will miss the sound of that diesel pulling up and watching your boy Murphy run with excitement to greet his Dad. I will miss our patio chats and competitive dart games that you always won. I will miss YOU my friend. May the Lord comfort Jan and your many friends with amazing memories.

- Wendy Odom, Savannah , Ga

A candle has been lit!

- Michael Huffines (Barber), New smyrna beach, FL

So sorry for your loss prayers for your family

- Joseph Johnston, Savannah, Georgia

Jan, it was good talking with you and your family. I am so sorry for the early loss of your brother, David. God works in mysterious ways. David will be missed at work family.

- Irving Drought Jr, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel