Richard 'Rick' Woollen

Mar 08, 2017

Richard Eugene “Rick” Woollen, 69, of Maggie Valley, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017, at CarePartners’ Keever Solace Center in Asheville. Rick was born in Burlington on Aug. 21, 1947, to the late George and Polly Woollen.

Rick was a member of the Maggie Valley Club’s Men’s Golf Association and the USGA. He loved playing golf and enjoyed the tranquility of walking the course. In addition to golf, Rick loved hiking, traveling and relaxing with a good beer, but above all, he had the most love for his family.

Rick is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Phyllis Woollen; son, Jonathan Woollen of Washington, D.C.; and sister, Jane McKinney and her husband, Steve McKinne, of Maggie Valley, formerly of Helena, Montana.

Rick was preceded in death by his brother, Mike Woollen.

A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at Maggie Valley Club.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation ( or to the Humane Society of Charlotte (

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