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John Neal Wooldridge, Sr., Jamestown

John Neal Wooldridge, Sr., of Jamestown, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2022, at Russell County Hospital. He was 88 years of age.

Born February 26, 1934, in Sewellton, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Frank Albert and Callie Russell Wooldridge. Neal retired from the construction industry, having been a heavy equipment mechanic and supervisor. Neal started his career in Evansville, Indiana, with Trayler Brothers. He retired from the Rogers Group in Bloomington, Indiana, after 37 years of service. Neal was a 52-year Union Member of the Local 181 in Henderson, Kentucky. He was also an Angus cattle farmer; and enjoyed gardening and fishing. Neal loved old Western movies and grilling out.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-two years, Cindy Hight Wooldridge of Jamestown; one son, John (and Marty) Wooldridge of Columbia; one daughter, Kathy (and Denny) Burchett of Wadesville, Indiana; four grandchildren, Dr. Adam (and Kerry) Wooldridge of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Denee (and Nick) Riley of Newburgh, Indiana, Ethan Wooldridge of Lexington, and Dillon Burchett of Evansville, Indiana; and three great-grandchildren, Beau Riley, Eli Wooldridge, and Micah Wooldridge. Neal is also survived by two brothers, Vernon (and Ruth) Wooldridge of Columbia, and Tom Wooldridge of Virginia; two sisters, Margaret (and Delbert) Pierce, and Shirley (Victor) Cooper, both of Russell Springs; and a sister-in-law, Maudie Wooldridge, of Stanford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Stephen Wooldridge; two brothers, Alfred Wooldridge and Larry Wooldridge; and a sister-in-law, Diane Wooldridge.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held privately for family only on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home with Brother Richie Curtis officiating. Burial will follow in Murray Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. John Neal Wooldridge are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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