Funeral services for Doc Wooley, 93, were held Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the New Salem Cemetery Chapel in the Centerview Community of Leon County. Bro. Charlie Young officiated the service, and interment followed in the New Salem Cemetery, adjacent to the church.
Pallbearers were Joey Tubb, Martin Boren, Marcus Moxley, Les Wayne Wooley, Darrel Wooley and Frank Roberts. Honorary Pallbearer was Alvin Roberts
Doc S. Wooley was born January 17, 1925, in Pearson Chapel, Texas to Colonel Waymon and Hattie (Gray) Wooley, although, he was mostly raised by his mother and step-father, Clyde Taylor. He considered Clyde as his real father and loved him dearly. Doc served his country in the United States Navy and married his sweetheart, Mae McCarty, on December 23, 1946. He worked as a mechanic for Continental Can Company and retired after thirty-one years.
Doc loved music and enjoyed playing and singing all over the country. He also enjoyed raising a large garden every year. Doc appreciated being outdoors and was an avid squirrel hunter and fisherman. He will most fondly be remembered for his unique storytelling ability which, to his family, was better than anyone around. Doc had been a resident of Leon County since 1978. Doc passed away February 16, 2018, in Madisonville, Texas.
Preceded in death by both of his parents; step-father, Clyde Taylor; sons, Joe Leonard and Wallace Earl Wooley and daughter, Juanita Roberts.
Surviving family members include wife of seventy-one years, Mae Wooley of Centerville; sons, Roy (Debbie) Wooley of Magnolia and Les (Sharon Lee) Wooley of Centerville and brother, John (Denise) Taylor of Centerville. Doc is also survived by eight grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
Walters Funeral Home in Centerville was in charge of all arrangements. www.waltersfuneralhome.com