Jimmy Von Woolly, 82, of Weatherford, Texas entered into the gates of Heaven on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Jimmy was born Dec. 3, 1937 in Lula, Oklahoma to Joseph Carl and Anne Woolly. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Metcalf Woolly, June 12, 1959. They celebrated 60 years of marriage. He was a great example of what a husband should be. He was preceded in death by his sister Martha Kelly, and his brothers Don and Harold Woolly.
Jimmy graduated from Altus High School and was voted Best Athlete playing baseball, basketball and quarterbacking his football team. One of his joys was coaching his sons’ Little League teams. He was a sergeant in the National Guard while serving his country. When discharged he attained the rank of staff sergeant. He then went on to graduate from Southwestern State College in Weatherford, Oklahoma with a degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Jimmy went to work for Texaco, Inc. until his retirement 34 years later in 1994.
They then lived in the Houston and Kingwood Texas area for 30 years. Jimmy and Marilyn retired to Weatherford, Texas where he lived for the remainder of his years. Jimmy served as a Deacon in the Church of Christ for many years and they are faithful members of South Main Church of Christ. Jim was known for his hard work and love of God and family.
Upon retiring, Jimmy was able to live out his dream of having land, cows and a tractor. He loved spending time keeping up the “place.” He loved spending time with friends and family. He was known as Honey, Daddy, Grandpa and Booger (his nickname in high school and college.) His grandkids loved sitting around him while he told his stories of hard times, especially walking uphill to school in the snow with no shoes and eating biscuits from his lunch sack. The grandkids will forever hold memories in their hearts of the trips taken with Granny and Grandpa to Colorado. Jim and Marilyn treasured the time in their travel trailer exploring the country with his sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Jerry Kelly, fishing or just jamming around the campfire. He loved his time with family and adored his time with his seven grandchildren. He is an incredible knack for conversation and a sweet tooth for his daughter’s orange sherbet. He found great joy playing frisbee with his Maggie girl, their 9 year old blue heeler.
Left to cherish his memory is wife Marilyn Woolly, his son Craig Woolly and wife Sandy, his son Dan Woolly and wife Tammi, and daughter Jill and husband Bret Belsher; grandchildren Sydney and Aaron George and Myranda Woolly, Carli, Parker and Ty Woolly, Brantley and Autumn Forehand, and Lance Forehand and his fiance Natalie Aylett great grandson Landry Dale Forehand.
Jimmy has left a legacy of unwavering faith, strong character, and high morals. He was dearly loved and will always be missed. A graveside service will be coordinated by Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Home and officiated by their preacher Michael Lum. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to World Bible School, PO Box 2169, Cedar Park, Texas 78630 www.worldbibleschool.net/give.
Visitation will be held at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Home Friday April 17, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Graveside Services, Saturday, April 18, at Spring Creek Cemetery in Weatherford, Texas.