Sunday, April 1, 2012

The obituary of Mr. George Wooton , Hero of our times.

  George Wooton Obituary  
      The obituary of Mr. George Wooton
Officiating Ministers: Rev. Billy Joe Lewis and Keith Bowling

Mr. George Wooton born October 16, 1915 departed this life on April 9, 2010 at the age of 94 years. He was born at McIntosh, Wooton, Ky Kentucky the son of the late Curt Wooton and the late Catherine Begley Wooton. George was a graduate of Buckhorn High School & attended Witherspoon College. He was a veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the United States Army. He was very proud to have served under Gen George Patton. George had a very distinguished political career in Leslie Co. He served one term as sheriff & three terms as county judge. He was a true mountain politician & was well-known for his political & public speaking ability. George always had a sincere interest in the progress & development of Hyden, Leslie Co., & eastern Kentucky. He was responsible for the initial construction of many roads & infrastructure of Leslie Co. He served on numerous committees & boards: he was the first chairman of the L.K.L.P. program, served on the University of Kentucky agriculture committee, the soil conservation board, started the first food bank in Leslie Co., & was instrumental in organizing the Work Experience Training Program "Happy Pappy" program. George was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church of Hyden, the Leslie Co. D.A.V. Chapter # 133, Harlan V.F.W., & Hyden Masonic Lodge # 664. George always stated his occupation was a farmer. He received many state awards for the production of shell corn with irrigated water per acre on his beloved Camp Creek Farm at Wendover, Ky. George had a wealth of knowledge of the history & geneology of Leslie Co. & eastern Ky., & was always very willing to share this with anyone who would ask.

Mr. George Wooton was preceded in death by his parents: Curt and Catherine Wooton, four Brothers: Clarence Wooton, Don Wooton, Sherman Wooton, Edwin Wooton, two Sisters: Nannie Blair and Dora Macie. He leaves surviving the following relatives; his devoted and loving wife of 65 years: Sally Melton Wooton of Hyden, KY, one daughter: Marlene Feltner & William of Hyden, KY, three Grandchildren: Alyssa Bowling, Amy Melton and Greg Feltner all of Hyden, Ky, one brother: Paul Wooton of California , one sister: Eliza Rogers of Lexington, KY a special little farm friend: Trendon Keen of Tyner, KY. Mr. George Wooton is also survived by a host of other treasured relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Mr. George Wooton will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday - April 13, 2010 at the Dwayne Walker Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Joe Lewis and Keith Bowling officiating. The military rites will be observed by the Leslie Co. D.A.V. Chapter # 133, immediately following the funeral. Burial will be in the Wooton Family Cemetery located at the Wooton Family Farm, Wendover, Kentucky. Friends may call for visitation at 5:00 p.m Monday - April 12, 2010 at the funeral home chapel.       

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