Dale Wooldridge, 87, of Uvalde, died on Sept. 26, 2017, in Bryan.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sunrise Restaurant in Uvalde.
He was born in Camp Wood on May 31, 1930, to Stella (Winans) and William Wooldridge.
As a young man, Wooldridge proudly served in the U.S. Army. While stationed at Ft. Jackson, Alabama, he provided artillery training to troops headed to Korea.
He later graduated from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos. He retired from the Texas Department of Agriculture after 30 years of dedicated service.
The family says Wooldridge was a quiet man with a strong faith in God; he had a big heart, a beautiful smile and a quick wit. He was a founding member of the Trinity Fellowship Church in Uvalde and was extremely proud of his work with Gideon’s International. He was also a Freemason. According to the family, many of his days began at Sunrise Restaurant where he enjoyed a hot cup of coffee, a quick bite to eat, and a friendly conversation or two.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lena (Wooldridge) Crawford; and one daughter, Patty Dale.
Wooldridge is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Daugherty) Wooldridge of Uvalde; two brothers, Milburn Wooldridge of Camp Wood and Joe Wooldridge of Carrizo Springs; one sister, Betty Wiley of Decatur; one son, Jason Wooldridge of Bryan; six daughters, Rosine Wooldridge and Rosa Lee Wooldridge, both of California, Susan Sloop of North Dakota, Sonja Cass and Lisa Frizzell, both of Kerrville, and Dawn Walker of Uvalde.