Daryl “Vern” Robert Hollingsworth, 58, of Macclenny died peacefully on January 4, 2013 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring with family by his side. He was born in Gadsden, Alabama on June 1, 1954 to the late Harold Franklin Hollingsworth and Verna Faye Phillips Hollingsworth. Daryl was raised in Jacksonville and was a resident of Macclenny since 1986. He was a member at Glen Church.Mr. Hollingsworth was employed with the Department of Transportation for 19 years and spent the past 12 years employed by Raven Transport. His passion was driving a truck and he did that for over 40 years. He was an avid fisherman, a gardener and he loved attending church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, being goofy and giving to and helping others. Daryl loved life, loved having fun, and he loved his Toyota Tundra truck.
Daryl is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Connie Z. Hollingsworth of Macclenny; children Barry (Rachaelle) Melton of Taylor, Stefanie (Will) Batte of Lake City, Christy Proctor and Courtney (John) Kline of Macclenny; sister Dana (Frank) Rigdon of Macclenny; grandchildren Savannah, John, and Jakob Melton, Kaylee, Shelby and Jackson Batte, and Cooper Kline; his dog Buddy.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 9 at 11 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel with Pastor Franklin Griffis officiating. Interment followed at Manntown Cemetery.