Otis Burton Wooley, Jr., 84, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 10, 2013, with his family by his side. Dr. Wooley was born on November 2, 1928, the only child of Eva Gates and Otis Burton Wooley, Sr. He grew up in Marks, MS, attended schools in Marks and graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy in 1946. O.B. attended Mississippi State University, where he was president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was a member of the MSU Marching Band, completing his degree in 1950. On March 10, 1951, he married the love of his life, Margaret Louise Mercier of Corinth, MS. He began his studies that fall at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. O.B. completed his residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1960 in Nashville, after which they moved to Jackson, MS, to begin his practice with The Woman's Clinic.
O.B. enjoyed his practice at The Woman's Clinic and Baptist Medical Center for over 40 years. Outside his practice, O.B. treasured his family and friends, was a founding member of Northminster Baptist Church, and was philanthropic in his community.
O.B. is survived by his wife, Margaret Louise Mercier (Easie) Wooley of 62 years, his children Otis Burton Wooley, III and his wife Ginger, John Russell Wooley and his wife Becky, Laura Louise Wooley and Dudley Dewitt Wooley and his wife Julie. He is also survived by six grandchildren - Kari Louise Wooley, Laura Lee Wooley Russell (her husband Jordan), Jean Marie Wooley, Elizabeth Gates Wooley, Clayton Mercier Wooley and John Burton Wooley.
Visitation will be held at Northminster Baptist Church, 3955 Ridgewood Road, on Tuesday, June 11 from 5 to 7 pm, and on Wednesday, June 12, beginning at 11 am. Funeral services will be held in the sanctuary at Northminster Baptist Church at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 12. Memorials in lieu of flowers can be directed to Northminster Baptist Church (3955 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211) or Baptist Health Foundation (1225 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39202).