Dewey Woosley

Dewey L. Woosley

Monday, April 19th, 1926 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Dewey L. Woosley, 93, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020, at his residence in Murphysboro, Illinois.

Dewey was born on April 19, 1926, in Spring Lick, Kentucky, to Cleveland and Nancy Woosley.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Dewey worked as a welder for the Pipefitters.

Mr. Woosley was a member of Christ Community Church in Murphysboro.

Dewey married Phyllis Smith on July 28, 1948, in Rockford, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on May 23, 2017.

Survivors include five daughters Peggy Friese of Florida, Rhonda Bodkin and her husband Jim Bodkin and Karen Hale and her husband Marvin Hale, all of Murphysboro, Cheryl Halstead of Phoenix, AZ, and Jan Farmer of Hurst;

several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter Linda, one son in law, one great grandson, four brothers, six sisters, and his parents.

It was his wish to be buried as soon as possible. Therefore gravesite services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 23, 2020, at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park with Rev. Rick McNeely officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America. For more information, please visit
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    Pleasant Grove Memorial Park
    31 Memorial Drive
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Linda Kay and her children.

Posted at 11:16am
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Mary Powell

Posted at 11:09am
Woosley Family, I am so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Dewey and enjoyed seeing him in his military uniform. He was so proud of his service to our he should have been. Larry looked forward to his visits with Dewey and grieved with him over the death of Phyllis. Makes my heart happy that Dewey and Phyllis are together again, and that they left you lots of good memories. Love and prayers.....Mary Powell

Denise Tatum

Posted at 11:28pm
Such a tender hearted, Kind man. Never Forgotten. So Blessed to be walking Streets of gold! You beat us but we all will see you soon. Hug my Damon for me. Much Love.

JEANIE ELLIS Posted at 11:55am


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