Frank Woolum, of Main Street, Williamsburg, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Baptist Health Corbin. He was 97 years, 6 months, and 13 days of age. He was born on Aug. 10, 1915, in Knox County, to the late James H. Woolum and Dora Lawson Woolum.
He is also preceded in death by his wife, Docie Cox Woolum.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was also the co-owner and operator of the Woolum Photo Shop in Williamsburg. He was an avid Williamsburg High School and University of Kentucky supporter, also supporting the youth as well, having coached Little League baseball for many years. He is a former Whitley County Judge and member of the Williamsburg Optimist Club. Mr. Woolum was a veteran of the United States Marines having served from 1943-1945. He also won many gold medals in the Kentucky Bluegrass Games in Lexington and Fort Myers, Fla. Mr. Woolum also loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing, and remained an avid tennis player until the age of 91.
He is survived by two daughters, Betty Ruth Cox, of Lexington, and Frankie Lemaster and husband Darryl, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Tracy Bonilla and husband David, of Flowery Branch, Ga., Darryl Lemaster Jr. and wife Debbie, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Robin Thompson and husband Mike, of Boynton Beach, Fl.; five great-grandchildren, Andrew, Justin, Alexandria, Jonathan and Anabelle; and a host of many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ande Myers and the Rev. Lester Cox officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Whitley Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg is in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, directors