John E. Wool, Jr.
Virginia Beach - John E. (Johnny) Wool, Jr. passed away at home on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Born September 7, 1931 in Princess Anne, MD. he was predeceased by his father, John E. Wool, Sr., his mother Margaret Hanley, and his brother T.J. (Ted) Wool, III.
Johnny is survived by his loving wife, Rita Evelyn Wool, with whom he shared many happy years. His sister in law Jane K. Eilertsen (Jim). Two nieces, Anne Sidney Jordan (Gene) and Toddy Burt (Steve), and a nephew, Jack Wool (Somer). Great nieces and nephews Kylee (Patrick), Marshall, Matthew, Sarah Kellam, Grace, Emma, Teddy and Lauren who gave him great joy. A cousin Joe Wool (Debbie) among many other family and cherished friends.
Johnny graduated from Norfolk Academy in 1951 and later attended Virginia Tech. He served in the Army Combat Engineers. Johnny joined his father in the lumber business and served as President of the John E. Wool Lumber Company. He later joined the Newman family at Greenwich Supply Corporation until his retirement. Johnny served as a director in the Virginia Building Material Association and was a member of the Norfolk Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Johnny and Evelyn were very active in the community and their church Old Donation Episcopal Church. A private burial will be in the family plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 11, 11:30am at Old Donation Episcopal Church 4449 N. Witchduck Rd, Va. Beach 23455, with a reception to follow.
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Published by The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 9, 2016.