David Arthur Wooley

Published 6:04 pm Friday, December 30, 2022

David “Dave” Arthur Wooley, 64, of Smithfield, Virginia passed away on December 26, 2022.  Dave was born on February 6, 1958 in Vestal, New York, and was the son of the late J. Bedford “Jack” and Margaret “Maggie” Wooley. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Claire Robertson Wooley; two children, Christy Howard (Rico) and William Wooley (Courtney); five grandsons; his brother John Wooley; and a host of friends whom he treated as family. 

Dave was a proud 1976 graduate of Vestal High School and a proud 1980 graduate of SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. He enjoyed telling stories about his high school and college years and took pride in keeping in touch with his former classmates.  He spent over forty years working in the marine and shipping industries, and was most recently an Operations Manager for Atlantic Container Line (ACL).

Dave enjoyed golfing, being on the water, planning and attending social gatherings, and could always be found with a golden retriever close by.

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A service to honor Dave’s life will be held at Little’s Funeral Home in Smithfield, Virginia on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 12:00pm, with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2:00pm at Smithfield Station. Online condolences may be registered at www.littlesfuneralhome.com.