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Bobby Woolf

d. June 23, 2015

Bobby Lewis Woolf passed from this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family and his faithful dog, Buckshot, after a six month battle with cancer.
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Hamlin, with entombment following at the Elmwood Memorial Park Mausoleum. Officiating are E.C. Ice III, Jeremy Willis, and Kenneth Woolf.
Visitation will be held at the Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Bobby was born February 17, 1943, to Lewis and Opal Irene Woolf in Hamlin, Texas. He spent the younger years of his life in the Celotex Community. He then was raised and attended school in Hamlin, and later at Lee Junior College in Baytown, Texas, for two years.
He married his wife of 45 years, Shirley Phelps Woolf, on April 28, 1970, in Abilene, Texas.
Bobby spent his adult life working the oil fields of west Texas and north Texas. He started his career working as a roustabout, and later worked in management and sales. He loved the oil industry and could remember and tell you almost anything you wanted to know. Bobby was well loved and respected by the employees and fellow company men of the customers he worked with. He was a man that would give anyone the shirt off his back or his last dollar if he saw someone in need. Bobby taught many of the younger generation the oilfield profession, and was a mentor to many.
Bobby is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Irene Woolf; grandparents Pa Bill and Big Mama Woolf, and Sid and Granny Clay; one brother, Jimmy Woolf; two brothers-in-law, Frank Willis and Robert Polk; one niece, Annette Cantrell; and numerous uncles and aunts.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Shirley, of the home in Hamlin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Calhoun of Hamlin, Mindy and PD White of Abilene, and Michelle and Justin Holland of Hamlin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Shannon and Angie Woolf of Hamlin, and Danny Woolf of Anson; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Leta Mae Kendrick of Anson; one sister, Debbie Willis of Grand Prairie; one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Denise Woolf of Mineral Wells; three sisters-in-law, Erma Woolf of Hamlin, Geneva Polk of Abilene, and Linda Zampine and husband, James, of Anson; one brother-in-law, Bennie Kendrick of Anson; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and countless friends.
Pallbearers will be Evert Davis, Johnny McNeil, Tommy Hampton, Ray Gann, Bill Johnson, and Harold Pruitt.
The family would like to thank the community for their prayers, love, food, and support. They would especially like to acknowledge Dr. Ralph Heaven, Hendrick Hospice Care, and Pastor EC Ice III for the love and care they gave Bobby.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Ronald McDonald house at Cooks Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, 1001 8th Ave., Ft. Worth, TX 76104, in honor of granddaughter Hanna Holland for all the wonderful work they do for her and countless other children and their families. Donations to the Ronald McDonald House may also be delivered to the Funeral Home, and Hanna, Justin, and Michelle Holland will send them to the Ronald McDonald House.


Adams-Foster-Ray Funeral Home
505 NW 5th St.
Hamlin, TX  79520
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6-7 P.m.


Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
217 SW Ave B
Hamlin, TX  79520
Friday, June 26, 2015
2:00 p.m.


Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 Highway 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606

Memorial Contributions
1001 8th Ave.
Fort Worth, TX  76104

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