Richard Eugene "Little Rick" Woolley

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Richard Eugene Woolley "Little Rick” – Age 48, of Sevierville, TN, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2022, in Nashville, TN. He was born on January 15, 1974, in Knoxville, TN, to Richard and Linda Woolley. Little Rick was a free spirit and enjoyed life to the fullest. Rick completed the last act of kindness he could on this earth by becoming an organ donor. He is preceded in death by his mother, Linda Spivey Woolley. Survived by his father, Richard Len Woolley; children, Vashni Woolley of California and Blake Whooley of Kansas; his siblings, Richard Williams, of Andersonville, TN, Deangela Creekmore, of Morgan County, TN, and Daniella Culbert, of Gainesville, FL. A Celebration of life is scheduled after the holiday season and will be announced onced finalized. Arrangements in the care of Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be locally owned & operated.

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  1. Rick was my partner in crime.. lol Best friend for over 20 yrs… Where you seen one of us, you seen the other… We traveled to other contenants around the world together… Was together for more adventures than you could imagine… Had our ups, and downs!! But was ALWAYS there for one another… This break’s my heart!! But thankfully!! We had the chance to see one another, after some yrs apart!! Rick was incarceration for over the last 8 yrs!! But when he got out, he was in a halfway house in Sevierville… And I went and picked him up, and we had dinner and had a chance to catch up!! The first thing he did when he got in the car, was take off his crossed necklace, and put it around my mirror of my car…. It has been there every since!!! Rick was a kind soul!! That endured many adversities in life!! And was tough as nails!! He will be dearly missed!! The last thing we had said to one another is that we loved each other, and gave each other a bro hug!!! RICK did have a strong relationship with the LORD!! THAT COMFORTS ME!!! LOVE YOU HOMIE!! R.I.H. AND ILL SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE!! HID BLESS YOU.. NO MORE PAIN, NO MORE HURT!!!

  2. I’ve know you since I was 15 & I’m 50 in a few months, we had some really fun times & crazy times growing up together. I’ll forever miss you & your mom. You both were such a huge part of my Life. Old friend I’ll see you again someday!!!!! Love you always,,

  3. I was sadden by his passing ,I wish I would have seen him before he left this realm….He taught me so many things that helped me through life as I got older…His passion was to write I remember he wrote something about the colony of Ants and how they are loyal to there kind and they stand strong like soldiers…He would always give me a word for the day ,He taught me to love and to live life and take all the small things in life and find the Beauty in them …He taught me that I didnt need to see something in the palm of my hand to believe and have faith in God…Last conversation I had with him he asked if I would marry him ..I told him he needed to get his life together before he was to ask me that again …I regret saying No ..maybe I could have made a difference of the outcome …He was my true friend and I ok so loved him dearly …I miss laying there w him and talking about old times and just laughing our butts off at the craziness we went through …It wasn’t a suprise to me that his life ended this way he battled w drug addiction …I didn’t cry till later through the year when it finally sank in …He was my friend very very dear friend and he will always be on my mind and I will see him in my drea ms …I know you are w the lord now and I will see him at the gates ..I know he will be there to show me around …I lOVE YOU VERY DEAPLY RICK WOOLLY AND YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY MAY HE REST IN PIECE ALONG SIDE HIS.MOTHER LINDA LOVE YOU BOTH….

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