Lee G. Woy
1935

Lee 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. Born in Saxton , Pa. , 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 motorcycle. He served eight years under former Commissioner E. D. Herron and has just completed eight years under Commissioner Eugene J. Bryan.
During the Spanish-American war, Woy was stationed at
Fort Oglethorpe and
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 Birmingham , and Mrs. Elizabeth Amos, of Salem , Va. 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 W. T. Alsobrooke. Interment will be in Forest Hills 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 Chapman¹s.
The Chattanooga Times, March 25, 1935.


Submitted by Claudia O'Leary
coleary@thefloridacatholic.org