SYLVESTER -- Lt. Col. William H. "Bill" Woolard, U.S. Air Force, ret. (84) of St Simons Island died July 9, 2013.

Born in Newnan, GA, in 1928, he was the son of Leona H.and Banks T. Woolard, both deceased. Hehad one Sister, Ann W. Dew (deceased). Lt. Col. Woolard was a veteran of WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam and retired from the U.S.Air Force in November 1970. He was a graduate of Sylvester, GA High School; attended North Georgia College, and graduated from the University of Georgia. After retiring from the Air Force, he served in several hospitals as Administrator and later worked in real estate. He and his wife Jean moved from Sylvester to St.Simons Island in 2003 to be near their two eldest daughters. While living in Sylvester, he was active in Pinson Memorial Methodist Church, where he held several positions and also sang in the choir. He served on the Worth County Board of Appraisers and was Chairman of the Board of Sylvester Housing Authority where he was honored by having the Housing Authority Residence's Resource Building named for him. He was a member of VFW Post 4092, The American Legion Post 166, the Military Officers Association Of America, and St. Simons United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jean Shiver Woolard; his daughters Nancy Claire Rentz (John); Lois Elizabeth "Beth" Fennell (Chip); Mary Jean Alford (Randy); Son, John Shiver Woolard (Nina); and Grandchildren Ryan Rentz, Claire Rentz, Meredith Woolard, Megan Arredondo (Richard), Patrick Woolard (Kaylee), Libby Fennell, Jacob Fennell, Matt Alford (Amber), Kristen Courson (Clint) and Laura Medlin (Tyler), greatgrandchildren Addie Alford, Luke Courson, and Holly Arredondo. He is also survived by his brother- and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kemp Shiver (Mae) and sister-in-law Mrs. Ann Shiver.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to St. Simons United Methodist Church or Pinson Memorial Methodist Church, Sylvester.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 on Saturday, July 13 at St. Simons United Methodist Church with full military honors.

Funeral services will be held at Pinson Memorial Methodist Church, Sylvester, Georgia on Friday, July 12 at 11, with visitation at 10, and interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Sylvester.

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Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of the arrangements.

Minister: Rev. Marcia Cochran

Pallbearers: Grandsons Ryan Rentz, Jacob Fennell and Matt Alford, and Joe Dinkel and Steve Bennett.

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Sylvester 229/776-2055