Oct.11, 1998 - March 29, 2017
Dalton Woolf, 18, of Lorena, went to his heavenly home March 29, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 6, 2017 at First Woodway Baptist Church, 101 Ritchie Road, in Woodway.
Dalton was born October 11, 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia, and came into this world three weeks early. His best friend was his older brother Blake, as seen in all of his baby photos. Dalton was a Senior at Lorena High School, and will be missed by his many classmates, friends, family and his pets MoJo, Sampson and Tucker.
Dalton had many nicknames: Drizzy D, Big D and Dolly. Dalton grew up in Northern Virginia, where he participated in baseball, wrestling, VEX robotics, and FRC robotics. He maintained many wonderful friendships in Virginia after he moved to Texas with his mother and brother.
Dalton moved to Lorena in 2014, and immediately his classmates and teachers knew he was someone very special. He was voted Class President his Junior and Senior year. His classmates said he would light up a room when he walked in, always had a kind word, and the first to offer help in any aspect to those who needed it. His friends say Dalton knew no strangers and made everyone feel welcome. He was full of life and energy, driven to succeed and had a huge heart, to the point that he wanted to rescue every stray animal that came his way.
Dalton had many accomplishments in his life. To name a few, but not limited to, Senior Class President, National Honor Society, Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football, Academic All State Team, UIL Math Team, Student Council Association (SCA), and Texas Boy State (Senator), and a Lifeguard at Hawaiian Falls in Waco.
Dalton Woolf was a bright and determined student as evidenced by his many college scholarship offers and awards. He was nominated to the United States Air Force Academy, received an Air Force ROTC scholarship to Baylor University, a NROTC scholarship to Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Wendy's High School Heisman Award, along with many academic scholarships.
Upon entering college, Dalton planned on majoring in aeronautical engineering and becoming a commissioned officer in the United States military. Dalton loved his friends, his family, his community and his country.
Dalton is survived by his mother, Patti Woolf and brother, Blake Woolf of Lorena; grandparents, Eugene R. and Barbara J. Franklin of Woodway; Rob and Sheila Franklin along with their children, Christopher, Courtney, and Olin of Athens, of Alabama; Ron and Ruth Franklin of Dallas; Teri Lyn and A.J. O'Niel of New Lenox, Illinois; Salli and Dennis O'Niel of Manhattan, Illinois; James and Marie Lambert of Spooner, Wisconsin; and numerous friends that were very dear to him in Texas and Virginia.
Honorary pallbearers are Garrett Goolsby, Bobby Black, Carly Campbell, Knox Hatton, Preston Trevino, Jacob Spivey, Miranda Youmans and Zach Pierce.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to a scholarship fund that has been set up in Dalton's name through Extraco Bank: 200 Hewitt Drive, Waco, TX 76712 or PO Box 7575, Waco, TX 76714.Dalton will be remembered by his laugh and his generosity, and most of all by being the best friend to so many. In their sorrow, Dalton's classmates and friends found comfort in the following scripture.
Isaiah 57:2 - "Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death."
Fly High and Shine Bright, Drizzy #24
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