Hoyle Wooldridge
Funeral Date: 3/19/2014

Obituary:
Hoyle Wooldridge, 85 years of age, of Garland, Texas passed away on March 13, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Garland, Texas. Hoyle was born on June 2, 1928 in Bradley County, Arkansas, the eldest child of the late Ersel Wooldridge and Frankie Ashcraft Wooldridge. Upon completing his education, he worked for a number of years at the Potlatch Lumber Mill as a surveyor before moving out of state. He worked for LTV in Garland for seventeen (17) years as a wielder and sheet metal fabricator. After leaving LTV, he worked with several heavy equipment companies in the Dallas area, earning him the reputation as a knowledgeable and reliable employee. He had for the past 30+ years worked for TKO Equipment Company overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment. Hoyle was a lifetime member of the A&A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, Vickery Lodge, in Dallas, attaining the degree of 32 Degree Master Mason. He later attended the East Fork Lodge No. 650. During his tenure with the Masonic Lodge he spent hours interviewing families and children, assisting them in obtaining admission to the Texas Crippled Childrenís Hospital in Dallas for surgical care. Over the years he became affiliated with the VFW and Elkís Lodge. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Sidney Wooldridge, and his wife of 50 years, Martha Laverne Castleberry Wooldridge. Hoyle is survived by his daughter, Pamela Wooldridge Montgomery of Cypress, Texas; granddaughters Morgan Montgomery and Madison Montgomery of Cypress, Texas; sister Jaunice Wooldridge Teien (and husband Keith Teien) of Carmel, Indiana; sister-in-law Linda Burks Wooldridge (widow of Sidney Wooldridge), and numerous nieces, nephews. Hoyle also leaves behind many friends and co-workers who he cherished as family. His extended family through the last years includes Eva Beverley, Susan and Randall Royal, Lori and Ricky Prentice, Brian Beverley, and their families. Funeral services were held at Frazerís Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 19th at 2 PM with Rev. Rocky Goodwin and Marlin Smith officiating. Linda Barrett was organist. Active pallbearers were Doug McClellan, Bart Little, Keith Teien, Scott Teien, Marlin Smith and Charlie Hayes. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Newbury, Jimmy Reep and Mitchell McLeroy. Burial was in Union Cemetery in Rye, Arkansas. A memorial service will also be conducted on Saturday, March 22nd at the Elkís Lodge in Mesquite, Texas at 2 PM.

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Name: Jimmy Rep
Message: Dear family, Hoyle will be missed in Warren, Ar. Great friend to many. During Sidneys illness,hespent much with him. you all are in our thoughts and prayers in you time of loss and Grief.

Name: Mary Hamilton
Message: I owe a lot to Hoyle and Laverne. They brought me to Texas where I have built my life. Pam I remember you as the perfect little girl. I used to play with you when you were a baby. I was about 10 and I thought you were a doll

Name: Steve Mize
Message: Hoyle and I joined TKO about the same time. He had a dry wit and used it often. Hoyle was a good man, as honest and fair a person as I have known.

Name: Pat and Pete Diehl
Message: this was my buddy for the last 13 years I am going to miss you. Love you my friend, Pat

Name: Wilburn Smith
Message: I have known Hoylesince the late. 60's During this timeheworked for United contracting,Canterbery construction and 27 years with me at t TKO .At each stop he helped each company and made many friends. He helped make TKO what it is today.rest in pease Hoyle