Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

April 24, 2014

Jerry Dale Wooten, 72, of Louisville


Glasgow Daily Times

LOUISVILLE — Jerry Dale Wooten, 72, of Louisville, passed away on April 24, 2014.

He was an owner-operator truck driver for more than 35 years and was a deacon and trustee of Hazelwood Baptist Church. Jerry was a proud Army veteran, serving from 1960 to 1963, including two years in Germany during the Berlin crisis. He was a Free Mason, Shriner and member of the Scottish Rite. Jerry was a loving supporter of the Sons of Liberty gospel music group. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching NASCAR and UK Wildcat basketball, but most enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren.

Jerry was born on Feb. 25, 1942, in Glasgow, to the late Sammie and Edna (Cheatam) Wooten. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Phyllis and Larry Wooten; and sister, Carolyn Oakes. Jerry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Joyce (Shoopman) Wooten; son, Jeffery Wooten (Carol); daughter, Jerri Lynn Owen (Anthony); eight grandchildren, Liz, Jacob, Willow, Kirsten, Sequoia, Hilton, Bradley, and Kirk; brother, Sammy Wooten Jr.; sister, Margie Kearney; and many loving extended family members.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT Friday at Newcomer Funeral Home, Southwest Louisville Chapel, 10304 Dixie Highway, and will continue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hazelwood Baptist Church, 4201 Taylor Blvd., with the funeral ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758540, Topeka, KS 66675-8540.

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