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Alpheus "Al" Woodley, Jr.
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Obituary for Alpheus "Al" Woodley, Jr.

Alpheus “Al” Woodley Jr, 64, a lifetime resident of Metamora, died Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Al was born July 25, 1953 in Goodrich, Michigan to Alpheus Sr. and Caroline (Smith) Woodley. He graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1971. He married Carolyn Best on May 19, 1973 in Metamora.

He owned and operated the Service Star Hardware in Metamora for over 10 years. After selling the hardware in 1992, Al went on to own and operate Al Woodley Plumbing in Metamora for many years. Al was a Metamora Township firefighter and EMT. He was a life-member of the Metamora Lions Club. Al looked forward to putting a garden in every year and canning as much as he could each fall. Sharing the can goods or anything else he had was a joy of his. Al loved to help others, which explains his countless hours and many ways of dedication to the Lions Club. When not working he was either cutting wood, cooking, canning, morell hunting, fishing. Al loved his sports and spending time with family and friends.

Al is survived by his wife Carolyn Woodley; father-in-law, Harold Eli Best; two children: Alpheus Edwin Woodley III of Metamora and Crystal (Kyle) Walton of Oxford; a grand-dog: Zeek, Al’s three angels (grandchildren): Brooke, Kylie and Kody Walton; his mother, Caroline Woodley of S t. Mary’s, Georgia; siblings: David (Jackie) Woodley; Sandy (Jamie) Woodley-Galaviz; ;Dick (Linda Farnsworth) Best of Metamora; Darlene (Greg) Best-Wise of Metamora, Brenda (Dan) Best-Coulter of Metamora, also survived by his neices and nephews: Rick (Michelle) Best, Shelly (Dean) Morel, Colleen (Brent) Coulter-Sims, Dan (Casey) Coulter, and Tom Wise. Al was preceded in death by his father: Alpheus Sr. and his mother-in-law: Kathryn Elizabeth Ludwig Best.

Visitation will be from 3-8PM Monday, April 23, 2018 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Al’s funeral service will be 11:00AM Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Muir Brothers. Pastor Wally Rose will officiate. Burial will be in Metamora Cemetery. Al’s family will receive friends from 10-11AM the morning of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Metamora Lions Club, the Metamora Fire & Rescue or to the family.

Condolences or a note to the family may be left at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

23

Apr

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Visitation

Tuesday

24

Apr

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Funeral Service

Tuesday

24

Apr

11:00 AM
Muir Brothers Funeral Home

1021 S Lapeer Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Cemetery Details

Location

Metamora Cemetery

Dryden Road
Metamora, MI 48455


Memorial Contribution

The Family

Metamora Lions Hall

3790 North Oak
Metamora, MI 48455

Metamora Fire and Rescue

730 West Dryden Rd.
Metamora, Michigan 48455
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