Fred Woolard, 73 of Folkston passed away May 14, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Folkston to Lum and Lillie Carter Woolard. Fred was ordained at the age of 33 and was the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in St. Marys for a number of years. He loved fishing and hunting but loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Dixon Woolard of Folkston; two sons, Leon Woolard (Jamie) of Folkston and Will Woolard (Perri) of Folkston; two daughters, Patty (Greg) Jackson of St. Marys and Marcie Colvin of Kingsland; two brothers, Louis Woolard (Sherry) of Folkston and Robert Woolard of Folkston; a sister, Betty Jean Wheling (Lyle) of Folkston; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the funeral home. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in the chapel of Shepard Roberson Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Huling officiating. Burial will follow in Camp Pinckney Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest register at www.shepardrobersonfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.