John Dandridge Hollimon, Jr., 77, died on August 5, 2020.
He was born on February 2, 1943 in McAllister, Oklahoma to the late John D. Hollimon, Sr. and Lena Dribben Hollimon.
Mr. Hollimon was raised in Pine Bluff and was a 1961 graduate of Pine Bluff High School and a 1965 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (A&M) where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in English and History. He received his Masters of School Administration in 1972 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Mr. Hollimon taught school at Watson Chapel, Merrill High School in Pine Bluff, and Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville. He was assistant principal at T.W. Daniels Middle School in Crossett, principal at McGehee Junior High, principal of Calhoun 6th grade in Crossett, principal of T.W. Daniels Middle School in Crossett and principal of Norman Junior High in Crossett.
He was owner of Hollimon Farm Supply then worked for Ashley County Adult Education in Hamburg. He was assistant principal of Wynne High School then finished his career with Helena Public Schools as the transportation director.
Mr. Hollimon enjoyed following his children and grandchildren in their activities. His hobbies were blacksmithing and carving walking sticks. He was known for his “old family recipe cheesecake” which came out of the Arkansas Gazette. His friends and family will miss his dry wit and knowledge.
He is survived by his sister, Jane Hollimon Day and his wife of 51 years, Charlotte Runyan Hollimon; two daughters, Rachel Hollimon Golden and Colby of Jonesboro and Sarah Hollimon Stagg and Jeff of Crossett; one son, John David Hollimon and Michelle of DeWitt. He was blessed with six grandchildren, Mychal Layne Golden of Annapolis, MD, Carrington Elizabeth Hollimon of Dewitt, Daniel Todd Golden of Jonesboro, Carson Riley Hollimon of DeWitt, Katherine Ruth Golden of Jonesboro and Samantha Stagg Dumas of Crossett; One great grandson, Maddox Colt Dumas of Crossett and beloved brother and sister in law, Bill and Wanda Runyan of Crossett.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 8, at 10 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Diffee officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett.
Memorials may be made to Crossett First United Methodist Church or Crossett Education Alliance.