Mr. Dooley retired from Ameritech Telephone Company. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, and the Holy Name Society at the church. He was also a member of the Smithton Commercial Club, the Smithton Senior Citizens, the 76’ers Club, and Smithton American Legion Post 937. He was a U.S. Air Force Korean War veteran.
Leo was an avid bowler for more than 50 years. At one time, his team was called “Three Chicks and a Rooster”. After his retirement, he took up playing golf, something he thought he would never do. He really enjoyed playing and often travelled to golf courses in other states. He also enjoyed playing cards, including Friday night euchre.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Albert R. and Olivia V., nee McBride, Dooley.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 63 years, Louise, nee Presnell, Dooley, whom he married on March 14, 1953;
three sons and two daughters, Terry M. (Kandy) Dooley of Columbia, IL,
Bruce A. Dooley of Smithton, IL,
Michael P. (Julie) Dooley of Waterloo, IL,
Debra L. Schaepperkoetter of St. Libory, IL,
and Sherri L. Mueller of Pacific, MO;
his brother, Mike Dooley of Kemp, TX;
his sister, Shirley Walters of Troy, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Smithton, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL. A Smithton Senior Citizen ritual will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2016, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Smithton, IL.
We are saddened by his passing for Leo Dooley and his wonderful family. Integrety would encompass his life story. In Prayers
Rick and. Nancy Kern, Columbia , Illinois , 62236
To the Dooley family: I was very sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely, Mark Forcade
Mark Forcade, Smithton, IL, 62285