Vernon Dale Hollingshead, 74, a longtime resident of Potosi, Texas, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his residence in Potosi.
Born in Abilene, Texas, on June 7, 1942, Dale was the son of Clarence and Helen Maxine (Blackburn) Hollingshead. He graduated from Wylie High School and attended college two years. Dale married Carolyn Simmons on August 31, 1962 in Clyde, Texas. They were married 54 wonderful years. He was a member of Potosi Baptist Church.
Dale was a cattle buyer most of his life and retired from Genisis Oil as a transporter. He served as an elected board member of Potosi Water Supply for 46 years. Dale’s interests were his cattle, farming, and his community. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Willie and Johnnie Simmons; and brother-in-law, Fred Hamilton.
Dale is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hollingshead of Potosi; son, Greg Hollingshead and daughter-in-law Zelda of Kermit, daughter, Leah Vasek and son-in-law Joseph of Potosi; nine grandchildren, Landon Vasek of North Richland Hills, Carson Vasek of Potosi, Jacie Slocum and husband Matt of Lubbock, and Kelcey Hollingshead and fiancé Cody Short, Klayton Hollingshead, Kanyon Hollingshead, Adrian Aranda and wife Berta, Derek Marrufo and Ashley, and Daniel Marrufo, all of Kermit; and three great-grandbabies, Caden, Natalie and Rowan.
Survivors also include two sisters, Melba Tramel and husband Roy Gerald of Kearns, and Ann Hamilton of Abilene; sister-in-law, Gwen Webb and husband Cecil of Abilene, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18th, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road, Abilene. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 19th, at Potosi Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Clifton officiating. Burial will follow in Potosi Cemetery.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers - Landon Vasek, Carson Vasek, Matt Slocum, Cody Short, Klayton Hollingshead, Kanyon Hollingshead, Adrian Aranda, Derek Marrufo and Daniel Marrufo.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
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