Carl Jerry Hollingsworth

Carl Jerry Hollingsworth, known as “CJ” was born December 21, 1926 and went to his final resting place on May 20, 2020 at the age of 93. He joined the Marine Corp. at the age of 16 and hit the sands of Iwo Jima at age 17.

CJ is preceded in death by the love of his life, Beaulah “Bebe” Hollingsworth. They were married 57 years, 7 months and 7 days. CJ is also preceded by his 1st born Paula Alice Hollingsworth Hanzel; 1st grandchild, Shelley Renee Leggio; mother, Floy McKinnley and his father, Joseph Edward Hollingsworth; along with 5 half sisters.

He is survived by his loving daughter, Deborah Kay Douglas; granddaughter, Deanna Marie McKee, husband Danny; grandson, Joseph Scott Douglas, wife Audrey. He had 5 great grandchildren that he loved so very much: Madison, Mackenzie, Hayden Rodriguez, Celeste Douglas and Kirby Leggio.

Papa, you will forever be missed and Semper Fi Marine.

There will be a visitation held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 with a service at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Pearland.


For those who can not attend and wish to join in the service for Mr. Hollingsworth, copy and paste the link into your browser and it will take you to his live stream


  1. Miss you Carl! We’ve never known a person who loved God, family, and country as much as Carl. A great example of a True American!

    Ralph & Janice Blough
  2. I’m glad I had the opportunity to have Bebe and Carl as friends. I send my condolences and prayers to all the family.

    Paula Pollard
  3. I miss you so very much Papa but I know you are so happy being reunited with Maw and Aunt Paula. I am beyond blessed to be 48 and I’ve had you as my grandfather, living and making me laugh for so many years. I was your confidant, I will miss our talks where are you tell me to “take this to my grave” and “Bible” our family saying as you vent. The kids and I love you so much!

    Deanna Douglas Mckee
  4. Someone Special

    A special person,
    a special face,
    Someone we loved and
    can never be replaced.

    RIP CJ

    Darlene Flynn
  5. Daddy, today I must say goodbye to you. You were always my hero and I love you still. Please watch over all of us and spread your wings and fly high. I love you and miss you beyond words

    Your daughter

    Deborah Douglas
  6. It was my honor and pleasure to meet a hero! Thank you Mr Hollingsworth for loving God, family, and our country. To Deborah and family, God’s peace and strength will be with you.

    Mark Robinson
  7. Uncle Carl, I will miss you so much, listening to your stories about you and my Mom and the things you two would get into, She would tell me stories also especially swimming, she loved you dearly. Our phone calls were so very special to me. Thank you for being part of my life.

  8. Debbie,

    What a beautiful service to honor your Dad. Wish I could have been there but so glad we got to talk last night. I will keep you and family in my prayers. Love you

    Jackie Carter

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