Johnny Frank Woolard

Published 1:02 am Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mr. Johnny Frank Woolard, age 85, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011, to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Washington, N.C., and was the son of the late J. F. and Daisy Woolard of Old Ford, N.C. On April 3, 1948, he married the former Della Wynn of Williamston.

Johnny Frank Woolard

Mr. Woolard is survived by his wife, Della, and was married for 63 years. They lived throughout the world and retired from the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge. Other survivors include one daughter, Deborah Hunter and Sam from Largo, Fla.; one son, Jeffery (Jeff) Woolard of Washington, N.C.; granddaughters April Woolard of Wilmington, N.C., Melissa Sharpe and Steve of St. Augustine, Fla., Amy Agudelo and Dean of Clearwater, Fla.; three great-grandchildren Sydney, Leah and Nicholas Sharpe.

Siblings include Robert (Bobby) Woolard of Vanceboro, N.C., Carol Latham, Joyce Pipkin, Oma J. Harris-Buettner, and Melvin (Joe) Woolard, all of Washington, N.C. One deceased brother, Ottis B. Woolard of Old Ford, N.C.

Mr. Woolard was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was very proud of his family and his military career.

For the past eight years, he lived at Wright’s Nursing Home of Largo, Fla.

Flowers are appreciated or donations may be made in his memory to the Disabled Veterans of America.

Johnny Frank’s visitation will be on Thursday, July 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Moss Feaster Funeral Home in Largo, Fla.

Condolences may be mailed to Mrs. J. F. Woolard, 1270 14th Court SW, Largo, FL 33770.