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Dr. Samie Jay Wooldridge, Sr.

November 12, 1945 December 25, 2021
Dr. Samie Jay Wooldridge, Sr.
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Obituary for Dr. Samie Jay Wooldridge, Sr.

Dr. Samie Jay Wooldridge, Sr. entered into eternal rest on December 25, 2021, surrounded by devoted wife and family.

Dr. Samie Jay Wooldridge Sr. was born on November 12, 1945, in Alton, Illinois to the late James Glenn and Lena “Gertrude” Wooldridge, the youngest of six children.

He was married to the love of his life, Heloris Rose Butler Wooldridge on February 4, 1967, in Golconda, Illinois. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years. Heloris Rose Wooldridge, their two sons Samie J Wooldridge Jr. of Florida and James Wayne Wooldridge and his wife, Shelly of West Virginia, three sisters; Claudette (Jim) Apperson, Judiann Miller of Alabama, Sue Gustine of Ohio and one sister-in-law, Caroline (McGuire) Wooldridge-Trammel of Brighton, IL, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was a United States Navy Veteran. In 1980, Sam received his MA Degree from Hyles Anderson College Crown Point, Indiana and he attended Uniontown College, Uniontown, Pennsylvania and graduated with his Doctor of Divinity.

Samie Jay Sr. will be sorely missed, and we will cherish every memory of him. God called Sam to serve several small churches throughout his many years of ministry. He felt fortunate to have ministered to so many.

Dr. of Divinity, Samie Jay Wooldridge Sr., loved the word of God and had a passion and fervor for sharing it with others throughout his pastoral leadership. Pastor Wooldridge enjoyed meeting new people and could talk to anyone using his quick wit and humorous stories. Sam enjoyed reading and studying scripture in addition to working on the farm with his brother-in-law, Donald Butler, and canoeing with his brother-in-law Roger Sandefur. Sam delighted in helping family in any way he could. He was a proud father of his two sons “Jaybird” and “Jimbo’ and an adoring husband to his Rose, the light of his life.

In addition to his parents, Samie was preceded in death by two siblings: one brother, Jerome Wooldridge, and one sister, June Funkhouser.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday December 28, 2021, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, Illinois. Pastor Kevin Richerson will conduct the service. Interment will follow at Dutton Chapel Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to help the family with final expenses, Aly Funeral Home PO Box 69, Eddyville, IL 62928

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Visitation

Tuesday

28

Dec

11:00 AM 12/28/2021 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/28/2021 1:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Service

Tuesday

28

Dec

1:00 PM 12/28/2021 1:00:00 PM
Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville

1099 State Hwy 145 North
PO Box 69
Eddyville, IL 62928

Aly Funeral Home - Eddyville
1099 State Hwy 145 North Eddyville 62928 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Dutton Chapel Cemetery Final Resting Place

Dutton Chapel Road
Golconda, IL 62938

Dutton Chapel Road Golconda 62938 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Aly Funeral Home

PO box 69
1099 State HWY 145 N
Eddyville , IL 62928
Memorials can be made to help the family with final expenses.
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