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Obituary for Jessie Wolf

Jessie Wolf of Woodville, TX went from Earth to Glory on Monday, October 26, 2020.

He was born on March 4, 1952 to the late John Wolf and Annie Mae (Deason) Wolf. Jessie was raised in Warren, Texas and graduated from Warren High School, class of 1970. He continued his education at Prairie View A&M. Wolf was a two-sport letterwinner at Prairie View A&M from 1970-74. He played football in addition to serving as a weight thrower on the track & field team.

He was a 1972 team tri-captain and a UPI All-Texas First Team member while playing defensive line, Wolf was a 16th round pick by the Miami Dolphins in the 1974 NFL Draft. Wolf also spent time with the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Colts and the Birmingham Vulcans of the World Football League. Honorably he was inducted into the Prairie View Sports Hall of Fame in October of 2014.

In January 2007, he married Mary (Cravens) Wolf, the love of his life. Jessie Wolf entered the law enforcement profession and became a well-respected police officer for 28 years in East Texas. Wolf made history as the first African-American sheriff of Tyler County (Texas) and held that position until his retirement.

Mr. Wolf was preceded in death by his parents: John Wolf Sr. and Annie Mae Deason, sister: Maggie Lena Wolf Foster, two brothers: James Wolf and Joe Wolf.

Jessie Wolf leaves to cherish his memories: Wife: Margie Wolf, two daughters : Denise Wright of Prairie View, TX and Shannon Dugas of Stafford, TX. ; one brother; Elray Wolf (Flo) of Beaumont, Texas, two sisters; Beatrice Williams (Leonard) and Verdie Wolf both of Warren, Texas. (6) grand-children: DeAndre Bell, Kayla Bell, Derrick Wright, Erick Wright, Isaiah Wright and Rashaad Young. Jessie also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Services for Jessie Wolf are scheduled for Saturday, October 31, 2020 Visitation/Viewing 9:00am - 11:00am and Celebration of Life Service starting at 11:00am at Woodville High School Summit / 700 Eagle Drive, Woodville, Texas / 75979. Interment: Hillister Community Cemetery, Hillister, Texas.

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Coleman’s Family Mortuary along with the Wolf family will require all family and friends to wear their masks and gloves and use all safety precautionary measures as well as practice social distancing upon entering the services .

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