Louis Donald (Donnie) Hollingsworth Jr..

LOUIS DONALD (DONNIE) HOLLINGSWORTH, JR., 75, a devoted family man and Roman Catholic, passed away at his home on June 25, 2020, after a battle with stomach cancer. He was blessed to have his family by his side until the end. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 52 years, Margaret Charlene Tarbett Hollingsworth, his son, Louis Donald Hollingsworth, III, daughter-in-law, Anna Erskin, daughter, Christine Marie Morrison and grandson, Trace Garrett Morrison. He leaves behind a large and loving family that includes 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 6 brothers-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, as well as cousins, aunts and uncles, many of whom were active participants in his life through his final days.
Donnie was born in Galveston to Louis Donald Hollingsworth, Sr. and Bernadine Ethel Herzog Hollingsworth. He grew up on his father’s shrimp boat and maintained a love of the water for his entire life; enjoying water skiing and fishing in his younger years. Donnie was loving and affectionate and was always there when a friend or loved one needed a helping hand. He was intensely spiritual, an avid reader and always enjoyed a good game of poker with his high school friends. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam in the Navy SeaBees and retired from the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as a special investigator.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with the Most Holy Rosary at 6:00 pm at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson. The Traditional Latin Roman Catholic Requiem High Mass will follow on Thursday, July 2, 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Dickinson. Internment is at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery immediately following the mass. In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to Queen of Angels Catholic Church.


  1. My deepest sympathies for your family. I hold you all in my prayers.

    Melisa Jaris
  2. Poker games will never be the same. Rest in peace my friend.

    Pete Russo
  3. Donnie will always be remembered as a good friend, always helpful and concerned for others. He will be missed by all who were fortunate to know him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time.

    Larry Troy
  4. Donnie has been a part of my life since 1950 when we met at St. Christopher’s school in the first grade. He was a great and caring person and a founding member of the Mt. Carmel Poker Club, a group of nine life-long friends who shared the love of the game. Our group has been meeting for more than 50 years and all of us made it to our 75th birthday. We all traveled various paths but always came together between life’s events to enjoy each other’s company. I am blessed to share special memories with these friends. In spite of two knee replacements and other health issues, Donnie was the one who insisted on driving several of us to and from the games, dinners, lunches and events to ensure our safety.
    My friend, we will miss you. I expect you’ll be setting up the poker games for us in heaven. When the first three of us join you, let’s start another game!
    Paul Harris

    Paul Harris
  5. Prayers for Donnie and his family. I remember that he always went to Mardi Gras in Louisiana, and brought back necklaces for his classmates. A really sweet super guy! I put his name in the intention book in our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel here in Marshfield, WI. So, many of us are praying for all of you. Sad to lose a classmate from ‘62.

    Judy Lee Beesing
  6. A 65 year friendship with a fine man. Enjoyed our conversations about Galveston and the bay. He truly was a fun and enjoyable poker partner. He will be missed.

    Johnny Scardino
  7. Rest In Peace, Donnie. I will miss your big hugs & smiling face.
    Thoughts & prayers with Charlene & the whole family.
    Love Cook

    Cook Voltz
  8. Donnie was a very special gift to us at St. Christopher’s and Mt. Carmel. I was unaware of his selfless service over two tours in Vietnam. He served his country well. I always admired his resolute adherence to the orthodoxy of the traditional Latin tradition and his love for the Lord. Based upon his lifelong trust in the Lord Jesus, the angels were rejoicing at his home-going. May Charlene and the family experience deep peace and consolation from the Holy Spirit with the loss of dear Donnie.

    Sam Raia

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