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Malcolm "Holly" Hollingsworth '60 January 9, 2017 10:35 AM updated: January 9, 2017 10:40 AM

Published in (San Antonio) Express-News on Jan. 8, 2017

Colonel Malcolm L. "Holly" Hollingsworth U.S. Army ret.
January 1, 2017
Colonel Malcolm L. "Holly" Hollingsworth (U.S. Army Retired), age 78, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 1, 2017. He was a devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by three children Lori, Thomas and Eric and six grandchildren Jarred, Mikeala, Briana, Joshua, Michael and Emily.

He will be buried, in accordance with his wishes, in a private ceremony with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston on January 12th.

There will be a public viewing on Wednesday, January 11th at Schertz Funeral Home from 5pm until 9pm and a celebration of his life on Thursday, January 12th at 2pm at the Community Center of Scenic Hills, in Schertz, TX.

Colonel Hollingsworth, Holly to his friends, graduated from Texas A&M class of 1960 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in March of 1961. He served continuously until June of 1989 when he retired from active duty. The very next day, he began serving in a civilian capacity as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), where he would stay until his retirement from civil service in June of 1997. In a highly decorated career which lasted almost four decades, Colonel Hollingsworth served three tours in Vietnam and two in Korea. He also served with the 1st Cav at Fort Hood and got his jump wings as a member of the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg. His final posting was at Fort Belvoir serving as the INSCOM Chief of Staff as stated above.

In his later years he moved back to Texas where he spent time with his family, serving as a member of Cibolo Valley Baptist Church, listening to southern gospel music, playing bridge and cheering on his beloved Aggies and Cowboys.

He is preceded in death by his Wife, Janice Hollingsworth and his parents, Merle Cooper Hollingsworth and Mildred Elizabeth Hollingsworth.

The family suggests memorials to your preferred Veteran's charity in lieu of flowers.

You are invited to sign the electronic guestbook at

Arrangements are with:

Funeral Home
Schertz Funeral Home - Schertz
2217 F.M. 3009 Schertz, TX 78154
(210) 658-9224

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