Jimmie Durwood Woolsey Jr. was born on May 16th, 1953, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jimmie Durwood Woolsey Sr. and to Billie June (Toon) Woolsey, and passed away on February 26th, 2023, in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 69 years old.
Jimmie Grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, alongside his sister Carolyn. He Graduated W.E. Boswell High School, and then attended Tarrant County Junior College. Jimmie worked at Melody Music and Jimmie D Woolsey Enterprises, at both locations in entertainment vending, rental properties, and car washes. After living for 61 years in Fort Worth, Texas, he and Connie retired to Decatur, Texas, to be close to their daughter and her family.
Jimmie lived a life that was nothing short of miraculous. He was born with Cystic Fibrosis at a time when that disease was unknown. With devoted parents and wonderful medical care, Jimmie was able to have a full life that most with CF would have found difficult to achieve. He had an amazing zest for life, and five days short of his 44th birthday, Jimmie had a double lung transplant. That life-giving gift gave him a chance to live again. Then 10 years later, he received another life-giving gift from a dear friend: Jimmie had a kidney transplant. Jimmie was passionate about cars, racing, motorcycles and 4 wheeling, history, ordnance, and music.
Jimmie dearly loved his family, and was absolutely adored by them. And his friends meant he world to him. He was a bright shining light of joy, humor, and love. He had a gift to make you smile.
Jimmie is preceded in death by his mother, Billie June (Toon) Woolsey and by his father, Jimmie D. Woolsey Sr.
Jimmie is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Connie, by his daughter, Sandra Lin Woolsey Schneider and husband, Ryan, by his grandchildren ,Collin Haliday, Paisley Schneider, and Pryce Schneider, by his sister, Carolyn Ogburn and husband, Tommy, by his nieces, Julie Ogburn, Carey Hargis, Connie Wells, and Charity Carretero, by his nephews, Joey Ogburn, Mike Sparks, and Christopher Sparks, by his aunts, Barbara Tate and Mattie Bess Reason, and by extended family and dear friends.
There are plans for a celebration of Jimmie’s life.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in Jimmie’s name to either Mercury One or Freedom Mobility Foundation.
Jimmie will forever be in our hearts. He would say, in the words of Dr Seuss: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” And never forget.
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