Graveside services for Loy Earl Woolverton, 70, of Caldwell were held Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, in Sand Grove Cemetery near Milano with Rev. Jimmy Haile officiating.

Mr. Woolverton died Thursday, Dec. 22, in St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.

He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Sweetwater to Oscar and Thelma (Jackson) Woolverton.

Mr. Woolverton worked in railroading for 39 years. He was a pile driver operator with Southern Pacific Railroad.

Mr. Woolverton was a U. S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Eva Grave Phillips Sturdevant; and two brothers, Jerry Woolverton and Ernest Woolverton.

Survivors are four sons, Tom Woolverton of Deanville, Rob Woolverton and wife Rhonda, Loy Eugene Woolverton and wife Judy, Russell Woolverton and wife Ruby, all of Rockdale; two brothers, Melvin Woolverton of Temple, Delbert Woolverton of Mount Enterprise; three sisters, Loma Kendricks of Temple, Shirley Baggerly of Chriesman, Melba Ripple of Bryan; and six grandchildren, Tiffany Elert and husband Jim of Georgetown, Tiana Beasley and husband Nathan of Round Rock, Winston Woolverton and wife Brandy of Rockdale, Logan Woolverton and wife Alyssa of Ohio, Kysan Woolverton and Koltyn Woolverton, both of Rockdale; also, eight great-grandchildren.

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