Oscar Earl Hollinger, 79, of Monticello, passed away on May 20, 2016 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was a 1960 graduate of Arkansas A&M College (now UAM) where he obtained his BS Degree in Business and was awarded the Most Outstanding Football Player Award. He was also the recipient of the UAM Merit Award in 1988.
Mr. Hollinger was a retired businessman and former partner of Dura Craft Boat Company, owner of Southern Design Cabinet Company, a United States Army National Guard Veteran and a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Always very involved in city and county organizations, he served as a Drew County Justice of the Peace for many years and coached many champion Little League teams. He was an avid athlete, a sports fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Hollinger was born on December 15, 1936 in Dermott and was the son of the late Raleigh Hollinger, Sr. and Alpha Stueart Hollinger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Hollinger and Benny Hollinger.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Melba Hollinger of Monticello; one son, Larry Hollinger of Shreveport, Louisiana; two daughters, Leslie Searcy and husband Charlie of Monticello and Lauri Earnest and husband Larry of Star City; a brother, Junior Hollinger of Dermott; three sisters, Linda Heflin of Monticello, Frances Willard of Sterlington, Louisiana and Clarine White of Pine Bluff; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on May 23 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Monticello with Revs. David Jacks and Dennis Dodson officiating. Burial will be at Tyro Cemetery.
Family visitation is May 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.
Memorials may be made to:
First Baptist Church
413 N. Main
Monticello, AR 71655.