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Official Obituary of

Edward Hollingshed

July 9, 1936 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Edward Hollingshed Obituary

Funeral services for Edward Hollingshed, 87, of Nacogdoches, Texas, will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at Laird Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Laird Funeral Home. 

Edward Ray Hollingshed of Center, Texas was born July 9, 1936, in Oklahoma to Clyde and Gladys (Hartzog) Hollingshed and entered into Heaven on February 24, 2024, at home surrounded by his family at the age of 87.

In 1968, at the age of 32, he trusted Christ as his Saviour, at Maranatha Baptist Church in Denton, Texas, and this changed the trajectory of his life and family. He spent the next 55 years serving his Savior and pointing countless people to Jesus. He married his loving wife, Dianne, in 1980 and they have faithfully served the Lord together for the past 44 years.  In 1999, he moved to Teague, Texas and became a part of Faith Baptist Church. For the next 23 years, he was actively involved in a prison and jail ministry where he preached many times a week and made a true difference in the lives of many. In the last year, after relocating to the Nacogdoches area, he has been a part of Appleby Baptist Church in Nacogdoches and has enjoyed becoming a part of the church family there. 

He loved fishing, hunting, wood working, and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.

He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Cathy Dianne Hollingshed; son Timothy Hollingshed, and wife Debbie, of Teague, Tx; daughters Rachel James, and husband Phillip, of Fort Worth, Tx and April Anderson, and husband Samuel, of Center,Tx; grandchildren, Dyllan, Connor, Alyssa, and Andrew Anderson, Abigail and Phillip Eddie James, and Anna Hollingshed; as well as countless friends and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers James Hollingshed and Jackie Hollingshed; sisters Mary Moisio, Nellie Littlejohn, Clydean Holllingshed, and Edna Stuart; children Clyde Hollingshed, Dale Hollingshed, and a baby boy.

He loved his family, his church, and most of all, his Lord. He was a devoted husband, father, and friend and will be missed by many.

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February 26, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laird Funeral Home
2116 South Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75964

Funeral Service
February 27, 2024

2:00 PM
Laird Funeral Home
2116 South Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75964


Pleasant Hill Cemetery
FM 2664
Nacogdoches, TX 75965


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