Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel with a Masonic Service to be held at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia.
Officiating: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music: Barbara Elzea - pianist; Wayne Lynn - soloist.
Interment: The Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Dustin Wooten, Christopher Wooten, Danny Edmond, Bryan Budde, Caleb Budde and Joshua Eaton.
William "Bill" Louis Wooten passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. He grew up and lived his entire life in the Vandalia area. Bill was a 1948 Vandalia High School graduate. He worked part time at the movie theater while in high school. Bill then started working at the Kroger store in town and was a butcher there for many years until the store closed. He continued to work for the Kroger store in Troy as a butcher until his retirement in 1992. Bill was active in the First Christian Church in Vandalia where he served as a deacon. He was instrumental in getting the municipal pool built in town many years ago. Bill had served twice as master of the Vandalia Masonic Lodge #491and served on the Vandalia Fire Department for nearly 60 years. He enjoyed hobbies of boating and camping at Table Rock Lake, quail hunting and fishing. Bill was named the Vandalia Citizen of the Year in 1999.
Born: May 16, 1930 in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Everett Arnold and Lena (Hatfield) Wooten.
Married: Mildred Ramona Edmond on June 4, 1949 in Vandalia; she preceded him in death on January 27, 2012.
Survivors include: one son, William L. Jr. and wife, Barbara Wooten of Quincy, Illinois; four grandchildren: Christopher Wooten of Chicago; Christina and husband Bryan Budde of Quincy; Dustin Wooten and Keslie Stricker of Boston, Mass.; Janelle Wooten and Joshua Eaton of Denver; two great-grandchildren: Caleb and Elayna Budde of Quincy; one sister, Norita Douchant Morris of Vandalia; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents; wife, Mildred; one brother, Dickie Wooten; three sisters: Riva Wooten, Norma Lee and Mary Ann Wooten who died in infancy.
Memorials are encouraged to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P O Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142