Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Rodney Walter Woolsey, 77, formerly of Shell Knob, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

He was born on June 20, 1935 in Jerseyville, Ill., son of Lester and Faye (Cope) Woolsey. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris.

In 1990, Rod and Doris Woolsey moved to Shell Knob, where they owned and operated Rod's Barber Shop. He was also a faithful member of Wood Street Baptist Church, after relocating to Lebanon in 2005.

He was a Navy veteran who served his country during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include: his four children, Cindy Reinhardt and her husband, Rob, of Rogue River, Ore.; Tracy Keen and her husband, David, of El Cajon, Calif.; Scott Woolsey and his wife, Shelly, of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and Kim Herbst and her husband, David, of Elkland; two stepchildren; Donna Meisner and her husband, John, of Piasa, Ill., and Jim Law, of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren, three siblings, Arbie Woolsey and his wife, Wilma, of Lebanon, Eva Sharol Backues and her husband, Norman, of Dallas, Texas, and Sandy Stanley and her husband, Dale, of Belleville, Ill.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby grandson, Nathan David Herbst.

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Cassville, with Rev. Milford Baker and Rev. Sam Price officiating. Burial was at the Mineral Springs Cemetery, adjacent to the church.

Memorials may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home in Cassville, for Wood Street Baptist Church in Lebanon in support of The Gideons International.

Arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home in Cassville.