Jack E. Woolery, 85, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Comfort Care Home in Wichita.
He was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Newton to Ira and Hazel (Willis) Woolery. He was a 1950 graduate of Newton High School and attended the former Wichita University. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Era. While in Korea, he helped build the narrow gauge railroad used by the military. On May 25, 1962, he married Ruth Curtis in Denver, and she survives of the home.
During his working years, Jack was employed in the tooling department of Boeing Aircraft. Aircraft and flying were a passion of Jack’s, and he enjoyed spending time in the air. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Family was important to Jack and Ruth, and they both enjoyed spending time with their loving nieces, nephews and their families.
Jack is survived by his wife, Ruth, of Wichita. He also is survived by several nieces and nephews, who loved him dearly.
Funeral service with Military Honors will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton, with Chaplain Eddie Peoples presiding. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.
Memorials are suggested to the American Legion in care of Petersen Funeral Home.