Dalton Woolf

Dalton Woolf, 18, of Lorena, went to his heavenly home March 29, 2017.

Visitation: NO formal visitation is scheduled

Memorial service: 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Woodway, 101 Ritchie Road, Woodway, TX

Dalton was born October 11, 1998 in Fairfax, Virginia, and came into this world 3 weeks early. His best friend was his older brother Blake, as seen in all of his baby photos. Dalton was a Senior at Lorena High School, and will be missed by his many classmates, friends, family and his pets MoJo, Sampson and Tucker.

Dalton had several nicknames; Drizzy D, Big D and Dolly. Dalton grew up in Northern Virginia, where he participated in baseball, wrestling, VEX robotics, and FRC robotics. He maintained many wonderful friendships in Virginia after he moved to Texas with his mother and brother.

Dalton moved to Lorena in 2014, and immediately his classmates and teachers knew he was someone very special. He was voted Class President his Junior and Senior year. His classmates said he would light up a room when he walked in, always had a kind word, and the first to offer help in any aspect to those who needed it. His friends say Dalton knew no strangers and made everyone feel welcome. He was full of life and energy, driven to succeed and had a huge heart, to the point that he wanted to rescue every stray animal that came his way.

Dalton had many accomplishments in his life. To name a few, but not limited to, Senior Class President, National Honor Society, Varsity Baseball, Varsity Football, Academic All State Team, UIL Math Team, Student Council Association (SCA), and Texas Boy State (Senator), and a Lifeguard at Hawaiian Falls in Waco.

Dalton Woolf was a bright and determined student as evidenced by his many college scholarship offers and awards. He was nominated to the United States Air Force Academy, received an Air Force ROTC scholarship to Baylor University, a NROTC scholarship to Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, along with many academic scholarships.

Upon entering college, Dalton planned on majoring in aeronautical engineering and becoming a commissioned officer in the United States military. Dalton loved his friends, his family, his community and his country.

Dalton is survived by his mother, Patti Woolf and brother, Blake Woolf of Lorena; grandparents, Eugene R. and Barbara J. Franklin of Woodway; Rob and Sheila Franklin along with their children Christopher, Courtney, and Olin of Athens, Alabama; Ron and Ruth Franklin of Dallas; Teri Lyn and A.J. O’Niel of New Lenox, Illinois; Salli and Dennis O’Niel of Manhattan, Illinois; James and Marie Lambert of Spooner, Wisconsin; and numerous friends that were very dear to him in Texas and Virginia.

Honorary pallbearers are Garrett Goolsby, Bobby Black, Carly Campbell, Knox Hatton, Preston Trevino, Jacob Spivey, Miranda Youmans and Zach Pierce.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to a scholarship fund that has been set up in Dalton’s name through Extraco Bank: 200 Hewitt Drive, Waco, TX 76712 or PO Box 7575, Waco, TX 76714.

Dalton will be remembered by his laugh and his generosity, and most of all by being the best friend to so many. In their sorrow, Dalton’s classmates and friends found comfort in the following scripture.

Isaiah 57:2 – Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.

Fly High and Shine Bright, Drizzy #24

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900
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Condolence Messages

  1. Michelle Ridling

    To the parents and family of Dalton

    Words cannot begin to express how deeply sorry I am to hear about the passing of Dalton. Sometimes teenagers go through things and think that they have no one to talk to. I just felt a big wave of sadness sweep over me after reading about Dalt”It’s not he’s gone,but we’ll see you later.” I will be praying for you (his parents),his family and friends. Psalms 19 always helps me through troubled waters at times. Until we meet you again Dalton????⚘

    God Bless,
    Michelle Ridling

  2. Sharon Meister

    To the Franklin/ Woolf Family,
    Sending you all prayers of sympathy, cannot begin to understand the pain you have; our hearts ache for what you are going thru. May God and your faith give you comfort and hold you in his embrace.

    We love you and keep you in our prayers.

    Sharon and Scott Meister

  3. Patti and Blake,
    Just want you to know that I am praying for you and have your back in this time of sorrow. I am sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you comfort and peace.

  4. Nancy L Frantkowski

    To the Franklins/Woolf Family
    I know your hearts are shattered right now, my prayers continue to be with you. May you feel the loving arms of
    our Lord to help you thru this difficult time. God bless you now and the days ahead,
    Loving you always,
    Aunt Nancy

  5. Nancy L Frantkowski

    To the Franklins/ Woolf Family
    I know your hearts are shattered right now, my prayers are with you. May you feel the loving arms of Our Lord to
    help you thru this difficult time. God bless you now and the days ahead.

    loving you always,
    Aunt Nancy

  6. To Dalton’s family,

    Words can not adequately express the sorrow felt by all of us who knew Dalton through his life as a student at Lorena. As one of the Lorena ISD school nurses, I only had a few interactions with Dalton but he was always such a kind and courteous young man. His loss is deeply felt by all of us.

    Praying for all of Dalton’s family and sweet friends,

    Cindy Fulton

  7. Patti & Blake:
    You are in my prayers…….there are no words !


  8. Donna Zettler, R. N.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of
    your son. As one of the nurses for LISD, I had several interactions with Dalton. I always found him to be a sweet and polite young man. He will be missed. Prayers and hugs for you all. <3

  9. Patti I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear son Dalton. I pray for peace and comfort for you, Blake, and your loved ones. Please know that your United family loves you and I’m here.

  10. Katherine Gilman

    Such a beautiful young man and a beautiful soul. May he Rest In Peace. GOD please give his family the strength to heal from this tremendous loss.

  11. Patti & Blake, the sadness is overwhelming but Dalton leaves behind a wonderful legacy that is & will continue to impact all those who knew him & others who didn’t. What a beautiful soul he is. Godspeed healing, peace, comfort & acceptance to you, Blake, Bobbi, Gene & all your family & friends. Love you long time my friend. The Lord will bring you beauty for ashes .

  12. Patti and Blake……. my prayers and sympathy are with you. May you find strength in Gods love and may you know Gods peace Dalton now will safe in the arms of Jesus waiting for you at Heavens gates someday.

  13. Kaitlyn Wallace

    As a previous Leopard (we all have to stick together), I am sending my condolences to the many friends and family memebers mourning. Although, everyone is experiencing heartache, pain, and the need for comfort; find comfort and healing in Jesus. God is our constant, and He will never allow us to crumble under it all. Prayers are being sent out to the family and friends of Dalton, may his memories bring smiles to faces forver.

  14. The Brown Family

    To Patti, Blake and Friends,

    We are praying for you. We ask God to help and comfort you through your suffering. In Jesus name.

  15. Terry & Donna Mixon


    I cannot muster words to express the heartfelt sorrow we both feel with the news.

    Know that you and your family are in our prayers.

    Terry & Donna (Wells) Mixon

  16. So sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to imagine what you’re going through. One day at a time, trust in God and all will be good.

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