Timothy J. Wooldridge, 51, of Columbia passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30, 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Visitation will be from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Friday, November 29, 2019 at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Wooldridge Family Cemetery, Wooldridge, MO.
Tim was born on May 12, 1968 in Boonville, the son of John and Josie Kempf Wooldridge. On September 14, 1991, he married Shari Smith in St. Louis. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and was active in the Boy Scouts of America. Tim graduated from Southwest Missouri State (Missouri State) and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He was a video-photographer for KY3-TV in Springfield for a number of years and free-lanced for ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC and CBS. He worked four World Series Games in St. Louis and Kansas City. He also worked many basketball, baseball and football games for the University of Missouri. He was a baseball coach for the better part of a decade in the local area, and was an advocate for youth sports.
Tim is survived by his children, Andrew and Blair Wooldridge, both of Columbia, and their mother, Shari Wooldridge; his parents John and Josie Wooldridge of Columbia; two sisters, Julie Hyde (Brett) of Lee’s Summit and Christi Baker (Greg) of Columbia and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Wooldridge Family Cemetery or the Boy Scouts of America, c/o Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, 1610 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202.
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