Woolwine, William Jamison

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woolwine_william_jamisonOn August 13, 2016 at 9:55 a.m. our beloved husband, father, and grandpa, William Jamison (Bill) Woolwine, of Radford went peacefully to be with our Lord after a short and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He retired after decades of service with the town of Blacksburg, and was a Vietnam Veteran. Upon retirement he was an avid fisherman, spending his time on the New River as much as he could. He took pride in family and cared for his disabled wife.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Margaret Woolwine; and brother Tommy Woolwine.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Rita Coulson Woolwine; two daughters, Brandy Woolwine Roop and friend, Jason L Gifford and Angela Woolwine O’Neill and husband, Sean Edward O’Neill. He left a lasting impression on five very special grandchildren who knew him as Pawpaw, Macy Renee Roop, Sierra Nichole Duncan, William Tanner Duncan, Sophie Grace O’Neill and Chance Tyler Gifford. He is also survived by sisters, Marie Hinkley, Mary Mullins, Annabelle Early and Ruby Blankenship.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff and nurses with Good Samaritan Hospice.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, August 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. Services will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Kevin Meadows officiating. Graveside services will be private.

In lieu of flowers please consider “paying it forward” to 12 year old Halle Grace of Radford also fighting this terrible disease, www.gofundme.com/f4j720.