G. Woy, 58 dies at his residence
Veteran Officer Joined Police Force in 1916‹Served in Spanish War.
The already depleted ranks of the old-timers in
the police department were
further thinned with the death late
yesterday afternoon of Lee G. Woy, 58,
veteran officer, who died at his home,
3105 Idlewild drive, after a
lingering illness. Woy’s death was the
second to occur in the department this week.
Sept 20, 1876, to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Woy. Woy was
brought here at the age of 3 by his
parents, who settled in Wauhatchie. He
joined the police department July 27,
1916, and saw service as a mounted
officer, first on a horse and then a
He served eight years under former
Commissioner E. D. Herron and has just
eight years under Commissioner Eugene J. Bryan.
During the Spanish-American war, Woy was stationed at
was retired from the army as a sergeant.
Sergt. R. B. Reace, a warm personal
friend was with him during the campaign.
Woy was known as a quiet man who did his
work efficiently. Well liked by his
superiors and fellow-policemen alike, he
had many friends in the and out of
the department. A premature return to his
duties as jailor after an illness
accounted, in part for his death.
He is survived by his widow; a stepson, Charles Mathews; four sisters Mrs.
Lillie Lang and Mrs. Dave Jones, of
this city; Mrs. Jesse Hagan, of
and Mrs. Elizabeth Amos, of
He was a member of the
Central Presbyterian church.
Funeral services will be held from the
Central Presbyterian church tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o¹clock, the Rev. T. S.
McCallie conduct. Pallbearers will be
Tom Woodley, Reuben Gillespie, John
Brown, Fletcher Morgan, Joe Nolan and
T. Alsobrooke. Interment will be in
cemetery. The body will
be removed to the residence this
afternoon at 2 o¹clock, where it will
remain until the hour of the funeral.
Arrangements are in charge of
Times, March 25, 1935.
by Claudia O'Leary