Keith Randell Woolley was born on Dec. 29, 1960, in Bowie, Montague County, Texas, to Loris Bucklin and Ernest Woolley. He made a lifelong decision to follow Christ on May 23, 1971, and grew up in Long Point Baptist Church, in Houston. Keith left us for the glorious presence of our Father on Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Delhi, Caldwell County, Texas.
Keith had a tremendous passion for the game of golf. He enjoyed, so much, being out on the links with his friends and family playing the game, when his body allowed it. When his body no longer allowed him to play, he enjoyed passing along his love for the game to his grandson, Braxton, teaching him how to “whack” the ball, and watching the pros on TV. He took pleasure in a well-struck ball.
That same, sought-after perfection was evident in all that Keith endeavored to do in life. Upon graduating from Hastings High School in Houston, he began a career as a machinist. He was a master machinist by trade, fashioning orthopedic implants for many years. It was in his professional career that Keith developed so many close personal relationships with co-workers that endure to this day.
Whatever Keith attempted, he did so with gusto and focus. He taught himself the skills to enhance and maintain his home and had a learned knack for automotive repair and maintenance.
Keith was the friend and neighbor we all wish we had. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand with such a sincere heart. He devoted his later years to the Delhi community in many endeavors; Delhi Baptist Church, Delhi Cemetery and Delhi Volunteer Fire Department are just a few of the areas in which he was actively involved.
Keith was diagnosed with the debilitating Parkinson’s Disease on Sept. 4, 2003. Although he endured much in the search for a cure, the progression of the disease’s effects could not be stopped.
Keith is survived by his wife, Cindy D. (White) Woolley, and sons, Luke Adrian Woolley and Brandon Cade Moore and wife, Karry Ann Moore, all of Delhi, Texas. Also surviving Keith is a most precious grandson, Braxton Michael Moore. Keith is also survived by his dear mother, Loris Bucklin Woolley, of Houston, and his brother and family, Brent Woolley, his wife, Marilyn, and son, Jacob Woolley, all of Houston. Also surviving Keith are his mother- and father-in-law, Ottie M. White and Adrian D. White, of Delhi, Texas.
Keith was preceded in death, by his father, Virgil Ernest Woolley, brother, Glen Woolley, and nephew, Taylor Woolley.
A visitation was held at Eeds Funeral Home from 5 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Funeral Services were held 10 a.m. on Monday, May 7 at Eeds Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Hickman and Brother Ellison White officiating. Burial followed at the Delhi Cemetery, Delhi, Texas.
Serving as the pallbearers were: Greg Guillot, Larry Fisher, Dennis Moad, Keith Knippa, Randal Wilkes and Ed Theriot.
All arrangements with Eeds Funeral Home 408 S. Main St., Lockhart, Texas 78644. (512) 398-2343.
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