Douglas McLean Woolard
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HAMPTON - Douglas McLean Woolard passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, April 17, 2005. He was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Newport News, Va., to the late Charlie C. and Carrie Mae Atkins Woolard. Douglas was preceded in death by his brothers, Cecil E. and Meredith L. Woolard of Newport News and Hampton; and also a sister, Doris Faye Moore of Bath, N.C. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Nixon Woolard; his brothers and sisters, Emmerson T. and his wife, Helen, of Newport News, Donald R. and his wife, Elizabeth, of Raleigh, N.C., Elva Mae Boone of Washington, N.C., and Vivian Ann Swanson and her husband, Bill, of Toledo, Ohio. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1943-46 in the South Pacific and retired from the Newport News Shipyard after 45 years of service. He was a member of the Progressive Club of the Shipyard. Mr. Woolard was a 32nd degree Mason, member of Bremond Masonic Lodge #241 A.F. & A.M., the Khedive Temple, Shrine Oriental Band, also served as a past president, Shrine Golf Club, also past president, Peninsula Shrine Club and Newport News Scottish Rite. He enjoyed playing golf and being in the band. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Memorial Baptist Church, (corner of Kecoughtan Road and Newport News Avenue, Hampton) officiated by the Rev. Wayne Harrison. Burial immediately following at Peninsula Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Shrine Cripple Children Hospital, c/o Bremond Masonic Lodge #241, 12735 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606, or Memorial Baptist Church Building Fund, 317 Lee St., Hampton, VA 23669. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton.

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Published in Daily Press from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2005.
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April 20, 2005
Doug was a wonderful brother, he called me often to see how I was and always shared a joke with me to give me a good laugh. I loved him very much and he will be missed alot. He sure has suffered a lot the last few years so I know he is at peace now with no more problems. I pray that God will look after you now and you keep an eye on the rest of the family left here. Bless you Dot for being there when he needed you. All our love, Vivian & Bill Swanson & family
Vivian Swanson
April 19, 2005
Thinking of you all at this difficult time and remembering when we were all children! God bless and strengthen you. Dolores Diggs Fauber (daughter of Ruby Harris Diggs)
Dolores Fauber
April 18, 2005
I will miss him.
April 18, 2005
Doug was a wonderful Uncle. He could always make me laugh. Doug loved his family a great deal and always kept in touch. Doug and Dot always treated me and my siblings as if we were their own children. He will be greatly missed by all of us but I know he will continue to look down on us all!
Carolyn,Wayne and boys Blanchard
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