Earnest Taft WOOLFOLK

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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WOOLFOLK, Earnest Taft “Bossie “, age 84, of Dayton passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was born November 13,1935 in Huntington, W.Va. to the late John and Evelyn (Qualls) Woolfolk. He was preceded in death by his father, John Ernest Woolfolk; mother Evelyn Marie (Qualls) Woolfolk; brothers, Donald and James Woolfolk and sister, Beverly Carter. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sheila; two sons, Wilburt Curtis and Michael (Kim) Woolfolk; two daughters, Teria (Dino) Ross and Danielle (Dwayne) Lewis; brother, Carl Woolfolk; sister, Jacqueline Woolfolk; grandchildren, Dwayne, Davin, Diontae, Chris, Ronald, Erica, Laquan, Brittnae, Tiasia, Zakyiah, Taylor, and Jordan; great grandchildren, Dmyah, Danica, Destiny, Dakota, Diontae, Khalil, K’Jon, JaDareen, Kiara, Kaira, Dazyiah, Laquan, and other numerous family members and friends. Bossie graduated from Douglas High School in Huntington, W.Va., served in the U.S. Air force as Military police, married Sheila in 1962, moved family from Huntington to Charleston, W.Va. to work in Post office in the 60’s, moved family to Dayton, Ohio in 1970 to work at GHR Steel foundry until closure then worked at Dayton Postal Service until his retirement. Bossie enjoyed playing the lottery, watching the SciFi channel, rooting for the Green Bay Packers and bossing everyone around. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Cremation entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave., followed by private graveside service and interment at Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 W. Third St. A celebration of life will be held by family at a future date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton and American Heart Association in Bossie’s memory. On-line condolences and remarks can be shared at
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    Monday, June 15th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, June 15th, 2020 12:00pm
    Dayton National Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Dayton, Ohio,


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PL Carter

Posted at 05:08am
When Woolfolk's moved onto West Second St. it was 'welcome' neighbors and a blessing. The Clancy's, Saunders', Jefferson's, and Eubanks' all gave their male head of family nicknames like the Sheriff, the Mayor, the Warden. That's because they all brought a feeling of protection, caring, and friendship to the neighborhood. Bossy was a thoughtful and helpful neighbor. In my father's declining years, it was Bossy that helped him and it was Bossy that cared enough to asked him daily what he needed from the store. It was the little things that make a caring neighbor, it was the little things that made a great neighborhood. Bossy made it great.
A serious player with his lottery numbers or one can say, devoted and more seriously not getting into 'your business'. But, if you needed something, he would step up to the task for me it was helping to shovel snow quite a few times.
Our children grew up together and they all have done well thanks to Shiela/Bossy.
After our move to Africa, when we connected to the neighborhood, we will never forget to ask, "How is Bossy doing?" Bossy made living on West Second Street a pleasure with many memories, too many to remember here in these written words.
We will continue to think of Bossy often with a smile and a remembrance of a thoughtful story of living next door to him.
To the family, our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you all.
Peace, Joys, and Blessings,
William, Pat Eubanks Carter & Maya,
Fish Hoek, South Africa

Teria Ross

Posted at 10:23am
Bossie, your life here in Earth was a blessing!
Your family loved you very much and you’ll be
greatly missed. You’ve left a part of yourself behind in all of us in memories. You lived your life doing things your own way, survived all the struggles and challenges that life had to offer. You provided a great example of how a good father, husband and man should be. You may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts! ♥️
Love you forever ,
Teria and family

Diane Edwards

Posted at 06:34pm
We are so sorry that Bossie has left this earth. He led a life of faithful consistency and will surely be missed! Please know that we are praying for your continued love and unity in your family. He produced a wonderful family because you guys are awesome! Call if you need anything.

Diane and Derrell Edwards
Alpharetta, Georgia

Baby D, and Family

Posted at 01:05pm
With heartfelt condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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