James Edward Wooliever

June 19, 1935February 15, 2013

James Edward Wooliever, Retired Captain USMC, died February 15, 2013.

He was born on June 19, 1935 in Flint, Michigan. James made Havelock his home for over 40 years. He is preceded in death by a son, Karl Wayne.

Jim's love for his family was only paralleled by the love of his country. Serving 21 years in the United States Marine Corps he was known to say "once a marine always a marine". He was life member of DAV, VFW, Retired Officers Association. Jim also retired from the National Park Service helping to restore and preserve Portsmouth Village and Cape Lookout on the Outer Banks. Jim was a 32 degree Mason, a member of the Havelock Lodge #688 and he was a Sudan Temple Shriner. Jim's kind generous spirit will be missed by his family and friends and his little dog Doodlebug.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Iris, his son James Edward Jr. and wife Debra, daughter Kelly Ann Richardson and husband Andrew, grandson Christopher and great grandchildren Hailee and Issac.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to or Wounded Warriors Fund. Cards of condolences are welcome to the Wooliever home in Havelock.


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Chuck Harris

February 28, 2013

Iris and family.
I met and worked with Jim at Cape Lookout. He represented all that was good in a man to me. He had a great knack for working with the youth programs.always had a great sense of humor and he is missed!

Cherry Klinner/ Pitre

February 25, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss Iris. I pray that God eases you and your family's pain through this difficult time. Have comfort in knowing he is with the Father and you will be reunited in God's time. God bless you and yours Cherry,Murray and family

Arthur McGinley

February 24, 2013

Iris, Jane and I were so sorry to learn of Jim's passing. Know that you are in our prayers and those of our church. We are so glad we were able to visit briefly with you last fall. Keep in touch, Arthur and Jane McGinley

February 24, 2013

Jim will be sorely missed by many people. His quick wit and friendly smile could always brighten a dark day. Our condolences go out to the family. Semper Fi. Buck and Carol Ivey

February 24, 2013

memories will always be in my heart of my brother inlaw Jim He loved his wife Iris for 60 years and his children Jimmy and Kelly and his dog doodles.He loved telling funny jokes and stories keeping us all laughing. Praying for all of you to have the peace to know he no longer in any pain just remember all the good time and great memories you had with him . to you Iris i am hear for you Love your little sis and Jimmy and Kelly love to you Aunt Cherie .

Wayne Saucier

February 24, 2013

Iris and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of James. You are in our prayers.

February 24, 2013

Meda & I want to express our sorrow for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Michael & Meda DiFrancesco. Havelock NC

Janice Peckenpaugh

February 23, 2013

so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband (Jim) please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Paul and Janice Peckenpaugh
(Thelma Pase niece)

Tom & Cookie Parsons

February 23, 2013

Iris, Kelly and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers as brother Jim reported to his final duty station. We always enjoyed our visits to Havelock with Bob, Aunt Pete and your family over the past 40+ yrs.

Chuck & Joy Meeks

February 22, 2013

Iris and family, we are so saden by the loss of Jim. We have wonderful memories of good times long ago and will cherish them always. Our heart and thoughts go out to the whole family.