Service for Edward P. Woolley, Jr., 93, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Monday, July 5, 2021 in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery in Cleburne. Visitation will be 3-5:00 P.M., Sunday, July 4, 2021 at the funeral home.
Edward P. Woolley, Jr. passed away July 1, 2021 in Cleburne. He was born January 24, 1928 in Silsbee, Texas to Edward Paul Sr. and Ruth Mary See Woolley. Edward married the love of his life Jewell Evelyn Pritchard on July 9, 1955 in Cleburne. He retired in 1987 from Santa Fe Railroad.
Mr. Woolley was past master of Cleburne Masonic Lodge No 315. He was District Deputy Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Texas. Mr. Woolley was also a member of the Dallas Scottish Rite and the Shrine Temple in Fort Worth.
Edward led his family with great strength and an abundance of love. He had a strong will and independent strength believing in living life to the fullest. He loved to travel and did so all over the world having many adventures along the way. He was the ultimate story-teller, builder, woodworker, and historian. He left his mark on all who knew him, especially with his quotes for all occasions. “Make your choices- make them your own…” He was a life-long learner and advocated the importance of education. You never wonder where he stood on issues or what his opinion might be. His indomitable nature and love of family will be missed greatly.
Edward is survived by his wife, Jewell Woolley; children, Karen Hassell and Dana, Michael Woolley and fiancée Suzan Smith, Janice Adams; grandchildren, Michelle Fenske and John, Rachel Adams, Claire Adams, Melissa Celeste and Gabriel, Bethany Hassell; great grandchildren; Hailey Hassell, Laura Celeste, Kathryn Hassell, Robert Hassell, Charlotte Celeste, Anna Celeste and a host of other relatives and friends.
Edward is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Paula Woolley; sisters, Ruth Allison, Margaret Campbell, Doris Woolley and brother, Richard Woolley.
“HEADACHE AND HEARTACHES AND ALL SORTS OF PAIN
ARE NOT APART FROM RAILROAD TRAIN
TALES THAT ARE NOBLE, HONEST AND GRAND
BELONG TO THE LIFE OF A RAILROAD MAN”