Jimmy Ray Wooley, Jr.

jimmy wooley, jr.
Jimmy Ray Wooley, Jr. 1969-2023 Jimmy Ray Wooley, Jr. – Age 53, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lola Crawford. He is survived by his girlfriend, Lisa Pendleton; father, Jimmy Ray Wooley, Sr.; children, Leah (Kaylee) Wooley, Logan Wooley, and Devan (Breanna) Jordan; sisters, Christy (Thomas) McWhiney and Brenda Bassett; nieces, Caressa Williams, Rosie Townsend, Katherine Townsend, and Brittany Wells; nephew, Thomas McWhiney, III; numerous uncles, aunts and cousins; his best friends, Alan and Patricia Pendleton, and Bryn, Erin, Finnegan Holomshek. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday June 29, 2023 at the Oaklawn Chapel located at 2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901 2pm. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We proudly remain locally owned & operated.

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  1. As a kid, he was the first person I would look for in every room. He was the one I’d count down the seconds until my bus stop so I could run home to him. He has always been my best friend and the person that makes me laugh the hardest. He listens to everyone with such intent and he responds with such love. As an adult, every good part of my soul thanks him for the things he taught me. The bravest man I’ve ever known, you’ll be missed every day daddio. I love you.

  2. My deepest sympathy for all of the family and friends. Lisa was a wonderful girlfriend for Jimmy, both were always smiling. I was blessed to have worked with Jimmy at Oaklawn. May you dance with the Angels in Heaven. You will be missed.

  3. To the man who made me an aunt when I was 9 years old. I will never forget that Sunday back on July 6, 1969 in Belmont, Louisiana. Pappaw Salley came to the church and announced your arrival in Whittier, CA. Pappaw was waiting by the phone for this precious news. He became a great grandfather. Our family was so blessed to have you in it! Love always, Aunt Saundra

  4. Long talks over the phone to “catch up” sharing so much heartfelt laughter together!❤️ I have always loved Jimmy Ray so much… AUNT “Bettajean” (Betty Jean)

  5. When I think of WOOLEY I just can’t help to just smile. He lit up any room he walked in. His smile so bright, he was my first true love, father of my kids Leah and Logan WOOLEY. His personality was contagious he never met a stranger. Your light will forever shine jimmy. See you later WOOLEY. Love you

  6. WOOLEY you are missed so much we love you Til we see each other again … Love , you’re kids mother and friend Xoxoxox

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I just learned today of his passing. Jimmy was one of the friendliest and funniest guys. I worked with him years ago at Horsheshoe Casino.

  8. My Uncle Jimmy was a rock for all who knew him, and loved to laugh and smile. For I wish I had more time to get to know him more, as I grew up in Ohio , but the amount of time I did get to spend with him he made me feel loved, cherished, and special. I will always remember the words of wisdom you taught me and the love you showed me in your presence ❣️ Uncle Jimmy you will always hold a special place in my heart. Soar in the heights with the Almighty our God and i rest easy knowing we will meet again at the pearly gates!

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