Thomas Carl Woollard, 74, died October 10, 2020 at Sutter Medical Center, Roseville, California from heart and kidney complications. He was born, May 25, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Robert and Virginia (Schilling) Woollard.
He lived with his partner, Patricia Conway in Penn Valley, California where he enjoyed his retirement playing boccie ball, boating, traveling, going to concerts, and visiting friends and family. An occasional night at the casino stole him away from watching his favorite Chicago sports teams, the Sox, Bears and Blackhawks. He was a natural athlete and loved all sports. He was an outstanding bowler, having once rolled a 300 game in league play. Tom was a leader in his community and was actively serving as President of the Lake Wildwood SIRS (Sons in Retirement) Club.
For many years, he worked for U.S. Air in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and San Francisco climbing his way up from baggage handler to the District Sales Manager. He loved being a part of the “fam” which stood for the familiarization team, where he traveled and scouted destinations for flight crew and travel agents exploring hot spots like Hawaii. He had a great personality which allowed him to transition to a successful salesman for over 20 years in California.
He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran, receiving multiple medals of honor including a purple heart. He was honorably discharged in February 1968. Tom was a proud board member of Nevada County chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 535, serving as Speakers Bureau Liaison.
In death he is joining his parents and his daughter, Amy. He is survived by his loving partner, Patti, daughter, Casey, brothers Robert, James (wife Cindi) and William and granddaughter, Carly as well as Carly's family (Eric, Kristy and Judy.) He valued time with his only granddaughter and cherished their visits together.
Tom was deeply loved and will be honored in a formal burial at Fort Snelling Cemetery as well as a private ceremony where he will be reunited in the ever after with his beloved daughter, Amy.