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Paul Wooley

January 25, 1938 — February 20, 2022


Paul Wooley, 84, of Boaz, passed away on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Baptist Health Paducah.

Paul was born at home in Paducah on January 25, 1938 to the late Kay and Helen Wooley.  He served in active duty with the U.S. Navy, after which he moved his family to the Chicago land area where he and Joyce raised their three sons.  Following his retirement from the Ford Motor Company Stamping Plant, he and Joyce moved back to the Paducah area.  In 1988, they moved into the house he built in Boaz, where he lived out the rest of his life.  During this time, he started his own heating and air business.  He was a jack-of-all-trades who enjoyed taking care of his house and property in his spare time.  He was a devout student of the Bible, often teaching Bible classes.  Paul was a member of Bellview Baptist Church.  He will be remembered as a loving husband and a Godly father.  He was known as “Papaw” by his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce Stancil Wooley of Boaz; three sons, Michael Wooley, wife, Kathy of White House, TN, Mark Wooley, wife, Mary Ann of Granville, IL and Darrell Wooley, wife, Melissa of Spring Hill, KS; one brother, Robert Wooley (Phyllis) of Indiana; eleven grandchildren, Joshua Wooley (Amanda), Matthew Wooley (Rayna), Sarah Williams (Jeremiah), Thomas Wooley (Chalie), April Wooley, Becky Eastman (Chris), Melissa Stevenson (Justin), Lendsey Christianson (Eric), Stephen Wooley, Joanne Wooley, Andrew Wooley; seventeen great-grandchildren and another one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mattie, Sharon and Carolyn; and one brother, James Wooley.

A funeral service for Paul will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Wooley officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 PM until service time of 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution in Paul’s name to: Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road-2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Starts at 3:15 pm (Eastern time)

Maplelawn Park Cemetery

1335 N 13th St, Paducah, KY 42001

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