Gary Hollingshead

July 13, 1942 - May 11, 2018

07/13/1942 - 05/11/2018

Past Services

Tuesday May 15, 2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Gary “Gunny” Hollingshead died on Friday May 11, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born July 13, 1942 a son of the late Charles and Sarah (Heath) Hollingshead in Bellaire, Ohio.

Gary worked as a cement finisher for the Walters Construction Company.

He was a member of the Eagles #371, VFW Post 626 and the Sons of Italy #754.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Charles “Chuck”, Thomas “Tom”, John, Bruce and Richard Hollingshead, as well as two sisters, Patricia (Clyde) McFeley and Edna Mae “Mazie” (Vern) Warner.

He is survived by his children, Gary Hollingshead of Moundsville, WV, Tonya (Steve) Sable of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jacob Hollingshead of St. Clairsville, OH and Heath Hollingshead of New Athens, OH.

In addition, he is survived by his siblings, Terry (Tammy) Hollingshead of Bellaire, Ohio, Shirley Brown of Powhatan Point, Ohio, Kay (John) Abrigg of Wheeling, WV and Sharon Kinder of Bellaire, Ohio.

He is also survived by a granddaughter, Kristen (Jeremy) Cecil of Moundsville, WV and two great-great grandchildren, Brayson and Taislyn along with several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906 on Tuesday May 15 from 1 until 5 pm.

Final disposition will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to Metal for Mutts by going to “

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Karen and Russ
5 years ago

So sorry to hear this sad news of Gunny. I was searching for him for my husband who grew up with him. RIP sweet friend. Sincerely Russ and Karen Yost

Cheryl Zeno
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Saffield
5 years ago

RIP Gunny!
I’m so glad I phone you three weeks ago
Amd we got to talk!
You have you angel wing I heard a bell ring last night!
Prayer to your family

Sam Hanasky
5 years ago

May God bless and comfort Gunny’s family. Gunny was a good neighbor and a very good friend,may God bless and keep him safe!

Mark and Sue Howard
5 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gunny and his family.

Dennis and Lisa Burkett
5 years ago

Although we did not know Gunny personally, we have heard a lot about him from our friends Tanya and Steve Sables. Our prayers go out to him and family. God Bless.

5 years ago

RIP Gunny, you were a good friend.

Jack Pompei
5 years ago

RIP Gunny

Jennifer Wiggins
5 years ago

Although I did not know Gunny personally, I have heard a lot of story’s about him from Jeff and I know Jeff loved him dearly . Now they are together again and smiling down upon us. May God bless you and keep you in this time of need. So sorry for your loss.

Carol Saffield
5 years ago

RIP Gunny!
Prayer to the family!