Thomas Lee “Tommy” Woolard

Published 6:30 pm Monday, July 22, 2019

Thomas Lee “Tommy” Woolard, 81, of Plymouth, died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

Born Aug. 16, 1937, in Beaufort County, he was the son of the late Carney Lee Woolard and Retha Peed Woolard and was preceded in death by his brother, Carl M. Woolard. Tommy was a retired machine tender with Weyerhaeuser Corporation and served in the North Carolina National Guard.

His family includes his wife, Jean Warren Woolard, of Plymouth; daughters, Susan Woolard Aiken and husband James, of Atlanta, Georgia, and Leigh Woolard Staelin and husband Adam, of Chapel Hill; sister, Jean Woolard Porter, of Spartanburg, South Carolina.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Aiken, Harrison Aiken, Frances Staelin, Kennan Staelin and Jackson Staelin.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at The Roanoke River Maritime Museum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ocracoke Working Waterman’s Association, PO Box 1165, Ocracoke, NC 27960 or to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at at the Raleigh Chapter, 7101 Creedmoor Road Suite 130, Raleigh, NC 27613. Family will receive friends at other times at the residence.

Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth. Online condolences may be made to the family at