Richard E. Hollingsead

HOLLINGSEAD Richard E. Hollingsead "Holly" of Columbus, formerly of Upper Arlington, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2012. Born December 14, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. Preceded in death by parents Lillian and Clyde Hollingsead. Survived by loving wife, Ireta of 40 years; sons, Brent (Sarah) of Lyons, CO and James (Melody) of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Brooke and Cameron Brown; and many nieces and nephews.Graduated from high school at the Kentucky Military Institute. Attended the University of Kentucky for two years and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1954 with a degree from the College of Commerce and earned his commercial pilot's license. He flew private aircraft for forty years. A graduate of ROTC, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 3 years and retired from the Air Force reserve with the rank of Captain. Richard made his career in the family business at General Tire Sales Company where he served as President. He served on the Board of Directors at Hercules Tire and Rubber Company and a term as President of the Ohio Tire Dealers Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Tire Dealers Association. He was a volunteer at Riverside Hospitals John Gerlach Center for Senior Health and a member of the Northwest United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Funeral service will be Friday, November 16, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Northwest United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43220. Rev. Mebane McMahon officiating. Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park. Contributions in his memory may be made to HomeReach Hospice, c/o Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or Northwest United Methodist Church. Please visit to send condolences and share memories.

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Schoedinger Funeral Home Northwest Chapel
1740 Zollinger Road Columbus, OH 43221
(614) 457-5481
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 13 to Nov. 14, 2012