Ronald “Ron” Bert Woolery
Ronald Bert Woolery, 77, was unexpectedly taken from this earth on Monday, July 20, 2020, to look over us from heaven. He was born on October 24, 1942, in Pasadena, California, to Bert and Grace Woolery and was the little brother to Lois Sumpter and Linda Vernon, who preceded him in death. Ron was also preceded by his wife of 33 years, Catherine Woolery, whom he met on a bus in Seoul, South Korea.
Ron has been a resident of Fort Myers Beach, Florida, for the past 20 years and formerly lived in Alameda, California. He also served in the United States Army and was Honorably Discharged on March 24, 1970.
Known to many as “Big Tuna,” Ron was an avid fisherman as well as an extremely talented photographer. He lived a life of adventure, which included traveling the world.
For the past 14 years, Ron enjoyed working for the Pelican Landing Community Association and greeted thousands of guests as they visited Big Hickory Island. His co-workers, through the years, were a great group of people and treasured friends.
Ron is survived by his loving daughter, Lynn Matthews of Frederick, Colorado, as well as two grandchildren, Heather Wilson and Rand Phillips. He will be remembered by friends and family for his infectious personality, funny jokes, and how he made those he loved feel very special.
Ron loved the ocean, and to honor his wishes and life, his ashes will be spread during a Memorial Service at Sea on August 29, 2020, aboard the Island Runner led by Captain Joe leaving from Bonita Springs, Florida, at 5pm.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.