David Brooks Dooley, 38, passed away suddenly Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at St. Thomas West in Nashville. He lived in Woodbury, TN, and was a native of Georgetown, TX.
He is survived by his stepdad, Doug King of Woodbury; siblings, Rachel (Dru) Smith of Woodbury, Susan Dooley of Nashville and Jonathan (Jamie) Dooley of Murfreesboro; his one true love, Bobbi King and her children, Aimee Savannah Mears and Austin Jace Mears, all of Woodbury; son, John David Dooley of Woodbury; and niece and nephew, Annsley Jewell Holt and Deacon Alan Smith. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Cleveland Dooley and Kathy Bond Dooley King.
David was a member of the U.S. Air Force for six years.
"There are some people in this world who are, for lack of a better word, special. David Dooley was one of God's special people. His purpose in life was simply to show love. And he more than fulfilled his purpose. When David talked to you he made you feel like you mattered. He made you feel like you were important. His casual manner and easy smile made everyone comfortable. I know that all of his family and friends will make sure that his precious little boy knows how special his daddy was. I love you, David. I know you loved me too because you told me. I'll see you again," said Lisa Choate, Cannon County High School teacher.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, in the chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Chip Bond officiating. Visitation with the family was held prior to the service.
Per David's request, he will be cremated after his funeral service. His ashes will be spread in the Upper Nantahala River in North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his children which can be made at Woodbury Funeral Home until a fund is established. Contact the funeral home at (615) 563-2311.
Published on  January 4, 2017