Dwite David Woodlee, 75, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, was born July 6, 1944 and passed away March 2 at his residence following a short illness.
He was the son of the late Andrew Beecher and Pauline Fults Woodlee Jr. and a member of the Church of Christ. He was also preceded in death by brother Leon Woodlee.
Mr. Woodlee was married July 20, 1962 to Evelyn Ruth Harris Woodlee. He is also survived by daughter and son-in-law Brenda and Toby Gillette of Robertsdale, Ala., son Jason Woodlee of McMinnville, four grandchildren Cody and Emily Woodlee of Newnan, Ga., Abbie Woodlee and fiancé Austin Rapp of Cumming, Ga.; Logan Dale Gillette and fiancée Hunter Ratliff and Lucas Dwite Gillette of Robertsdale, Ala., sister Marie (Bill) Anderson of McMinnville, brothers Robert Woodlee and Adolf Woodlee, both of McMinnville, sisters-in-law Judie Woodlee of McMinnville, Mildred Rigsby of Hixson, and Treva Monzano of McMinnville, brothers-in-law Robert Harris and Billy Wayne Bouldin, both of McMinnville. Several nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.
Mr. Woodlee was the owner of D. Woodlee Tractor Sales since 1990. He was the Kubota and Massey Ferguson dealer from 1990 thru 2005. He served as chief of the Collins River Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was instrumental in establishing fire hall No. 2 in the Irving College community. He was a loving son, father, and grandfather.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, at High’s Chapel with Cody Woodlee and Ronald Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Armstrong Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at High’s. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: New Purpose Church at www.newpurpose.church, New Purpose Church, 2441-Q Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37128, or at High Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.highfuneralhome.com.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 4, 2020