Gene Woolsey

August 7, 1930November 29, 2012

Gene Woolsey, 82, of Hackett, Arkansas passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 in a Fort Smith Hospital. He was a retired route salesman for Swift and Ward Ice Cream Companies, a cattle rancher, and a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean war. He enjoyed the hay baling aspect of the ranching business.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 3, 2012 in the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Johnny Graf, Jesse Rothwell, Ronnie Richardson, Cody Woolsey, Michael Dugan, and David Ledbetter.

Survivors include his wife, Beth of the home; two sons, Rick and Rocky Woolsey, both of Hackett; a daughter, Renee Rothwell and husband, Jesse of Hackett; seven grandchildren, Jamie, Cody, Carrie, and Heather Woolsey, Brittany Crase, Alona and Darian Rothwell; and three great grandchildren, Will Dugan and Stormie and David Basta.

Viewing will be Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2012
  • Family visitation Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Stormie Basta

October 9, 2013

"I'll see you when I see you. Another place, another time. If I ever get down your way, or you're ever up around mine. We'll laugh about the old days, and catch them on the new. I'll see you when I see you, and I hope it's some day soon."

Cindy Black

December 3, 2012

Beth, Renee, Rick and Rocky - It's the little things, the small, everyday occurrences that you'll remember. The laughs, the stories, the smiles. And even though it seems like you can never recover from your loss, it is these very memories that will help push the pain away and bring back the smiles.
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.

tammy and chris crawford

December 2, 2012

We r so sorry to hear bout your dad he was a great man. You all will be in our prayers.

Brandy & James Neal

December 2, 2012

We are sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the wake of such a sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lovell and Magness Families

December 1, 2012

Our family is in prayer for yours during this sorrowful time. We all thought the world of Gene. It was a pleasure to know him.

Vickie Slavens

December 1, 2012

So sorry for your loss.You and family are in my prayers.

Darian Rothwell

December 1, 2012

My heart hurts to know you're gone. You're going to be missed so much, papa. <3 we all love you & cannot wait to be with you again.

Cheryl Mickle Higginbotham

December 1, 2012

I am very sorry that Gene has passed. He could always make me laugh. I remember stopping by with Daddy and eating ice cream on the way out of town. He was such a good person and your family has always been so good to ours. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

JC & Mary Hamilton

December 1, 2012

We are so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. Please know that your family is in our prayers.

Tracy Mickle-McNabb

November 30, 2012

Beth,Renee,Ricky and Rocky,and to all the grandkids and great grandkids, Sorry for your loss... Gene was such a special delight to our family... Gene and Beth have been such dear friends of mom and dads for over 50 years... No words can say how he will be missed and how much he was loved... If there is anything our family can do for yours please let us know... You are all in our Thoughts and Prayers....