John Dandridge Hollimon, Jr. was born February 2, 1943 in McAllister, Oklahoma to John D. Hollimon, Sr. and Lena Dribben Hollimon. He was preceded in death by his parents.
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, Arkansas 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.
John was raised in Pine Bluff and graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1961, from the University of Arkansas at Monticello (A&M) with a Bachelor of Science in Education majoring in English and History in 1965. He taught at Watson Chapel, Merrill High School in Pine Bluff, Woodland Jr. High in Fayetteville. He received his Masters of School Administration in 1972 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He was Assistant Principal of T.W. Daniels Middle School in Crossett, principal at McGeehee 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 Transportation Director. He 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.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 10:00AM at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Bryan Diffee officiating and under the direction of Jones Funeral Home of Crossett. Donations can be made to Crossett First United Methodist Church or Crossett Education Alliance.
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