Captain Wells A. Woodley, III (1938-2019)


The Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

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Captain Wells A. Woodley, III

Wells was born February 20, 1938 in Cincinnati to a bank trustee, Wells A. Woodley, Jr., and Mildred Woodley of College Hill.

He joined the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as a Special Deputy, was promoted through the ranks to Captain, and served the county for 47 years.

He was also a past Trustee and Elder at the White Oak Presbyterian Church and 50-year member and past Master of the College Hill-Harry S. Johnson Masonic Lodge #641.

Captain Woodley passed away on May 3, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Anna M. (Daiber) Woodley; children, Wells Adam (Cindy) Woodley, Lora (Tipton) Ford, and Patricia (Dennis) Kolb; grandchildren, Andy (Amanda) Ford, Daniel Ford, Jessica Woodley, and Luke Woodley; and sister, Diane (Joe) Richardson.

Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Paul R. Young Funeral Home in Mt. Healthy. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., the next morning, May 10, 2019. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.


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