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Thomas Woolley

Thomas Frank "Tom" Woolley

Tuesday, April 29th, 1952 - Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Thomas “Tom” Frank Woolley, a former resident of Mobile, died Friday, July 19, 2019, in Tucson, AZ.

He was born in San Diego, CA in 1952 to parents Harold Wayne Woolley, Sr. and Caroline Frances Henderson Woolley, who predeceased him, as did his brother Harold “Jack” Wayne Woolley, Jr. and his sister Margaret “Peggy” Daniel Woolley [a.k.a. Dayla Seabrook Graham]. He is survived by his wife Bonnie Punter and daughter Marrakesh Danielle Punter-Woolley, both of Tucson, AZ, and three granddaughters Elizina, Aedyn, and Quinnlan Marie, and by his sisters Eloise (Alan) Burnaford of Porter Ranch, CA and Cynthia (Allen) Helms of Mobile, AL, and brother Steven (Betty) Woolley of Fairhope, AL.

Tom graduated from Davidson High School in Mobile, AL and from Duke University, Durham, NC. He taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in the Peace Corps in Morocco, as well as in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Spain, and taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Tucson, AZ. He was a well-known singer and guitarist in the music world of Tucson, performing with The Wayback Machine, The Woolley Dawgs, The Woolley Way, and Moonstrung at the Tucson Folk Festival, The Hut, Monterey Court, La Cocina, The Boondocks, “The Ranch” in Silver City, NM and other events and venues in the Southwest.

The Tucson music community will be holding a memorial concert in Tom’s honor “Last Waltz for Tom Woolley” on October 5, 2019 at Monterey Court. Contributions may be made to the Tucson Kitchen Musician’s Association.
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The Tucson music community will be holding a memorial concert in Tom’s honor “Last Waltz for Tom Woolley” on October 5, 2019 at Monterey Court. Contributions may be made to the Tucson Kitchen Musician’s Association.

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