Alan Norman Woolley, 82 of Newton, MS, died Wednesday,June 5, 2013 at Anderson Regional Medical Center Meridian, MS in Meridian, MS.
Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M., on Friday, June 7, 2013, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Meridian,MS with Father Francis Cosgrove officiating. Burial will be in McCullough Cemetery.
Newton County Funeral Home of Newton, MS is in charge of arrangements. 601-635-3200
He was born in Bristol, CT, and graduated from Bristol High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Airforce. He entered the Airforce Academy where he earned his pilot's wings, and later enlisted in the state of Connecticut Army National Guard, and served there for several years. Following a lifetime career as a Master Aviator and a Maintenance Officer, he retired as a Major 0-4 from the U. S. Army. He was a faithful member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, where he was active in the Knights of Columbus, Legion of Mary, and Cursillo. He was active in KAIROS Prison Ministry, the Newton Lions Club, where he was serving as long time Treasurer at the time of his death. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing. He served his community well. He will be missed by those that knew him.
Preceded in death by: Parents: Ernest Francis Woolley & Harriet Mary Dumond Bartell One Brother: Clayton Woolley, all of Bristol, CT Father-In-Law: John W. Lassitter of McCullough, AL
Survivors Include: Wife of 52 years: Betty Joyce Lassitter Woolley of Newton One Daughter: Eileen Denise Foster, and husband Richard Carl Foster of Mobile, AL One Son: John Michael Woolley, and wife Lynne Harbour Woolley of Newton Mother-In-Law: Voncile Lassitter of McCullough, AL Several Nieces and Nephews
Pallbearers: Knights of Columbus Honorary Pallbearers Newton Lions Club Members
Visitation will be held from 9 A.M. - 11 A.M. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Friday, June 7, 2013.
State of MS KAIROS Prison Ministry or St. Patrick's School Expansion