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Thomas A. Wooten
Thomas A. WootenFlagThomas A. Wooten, 78 of Prospect died Monday, December 7, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.

He was born July 19, 1942 in Lawrence County, Kentucky to the late Wayne and Flora (Baldwin) Wooten. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Spaulding.

On June 18, 1966 he married the former Betty Lou Lester in Marion County and she survives in Prospect.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked as a Tool and Die Maker at Marion Power Shovel for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Stoney Ridge United Baptist Church in Carey. Tom loved country music, playing guitar and singing Blue Grass for many years. His true joy was his family and he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. When he was able, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially with his son, Wes.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Laura Lee (William) Wixtead, Marion; Amanda Gail Wooten, Prospect; a son, Wesley Thomas (Jennifer) Wooten, Marion; ten grandchildren, Adam (Libby) Wixtead, Brooke (Justin) Owens, Kayla (Michael) Forry, Lindsay Wooten, Makenzie Parker, Macy Wooten, Elaina Wooten, Silas Wooten, Madison Payne and Jackson Payne; eight great-grandchildren, Austin and Aubrey Wixtead, Lexia Payton and Justin Jr. Owens, Kenton and Karlena Forry, Jayden Ulery; a sister, Peggy (Mike) Plumley, Marion; and a brother-in-law, Bill Spaulding, Caledonia.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Price Cemetery with Pat Gilliland officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Memorial gifts may be made to Stoney Ridge United Baptist Church, c/o Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, P. O. Box 122 Richwood, OH 43344

The family is being assisted by Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Vernon and Stacie Beltz
Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 1:46 PM

Betty, Laura, Wes, and Mandy..
We are so shocked and sorry that you have loss Tom. We pray for God to comfort you all. We always knew that no matter what, if we needed a neighbors help..Tom stepped right up. We will miss seeing him tending to the yard, and enjoying an early morning or evening breeze on the porch swing.
All our love and sympathies..

#2 from: Leslee Spears
Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 2:47 PM

Dear Betty and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD see you thru this time. You will be in my prayers. Susie Spears

#3 from: Kara Spaulding
Delaware, Ohio
Tue, Dec 8, 2020 at 2:54 PM

Betty, Laura, Mandy, and Wes - We are all thinking of you at this difficult time. Please take comfort in knowing that he and mom are together again, and are at peace. Love to you all.

#4 from: Amber Sutton
Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 8:49 AM

To the family of Thomas Wooten. Mr. Wooten was a patient of mine the last 4 and a half years. I loved it when he came in, he was such a sweet man. He was my favorite and he knew it! I am so very sorry for  your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

#5 from: April
Wed, Dec 9, 2020 at 9:11 AM

So sorry to hear of Thomas's passing he was a customer at the bank I worked at . Such a kind soul, sweet and thoughtful.  my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The world has lost a good man

#6 from: Nancy Glass Wiley
Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 9:29 AM

I use to wait on your father at the bank drive thru.I always knew it was him, by the car and then there he was with that sheepish smile.  He always seemed really quiet, but I think he could’ve been a little ornery.  Thinking of you Betty and your family.

#7 from: Brian E. Napper
Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 3:06 PM

I am sorry to learn of Mr. Wooten's passing. I know you will miss him. May God comfort you at all times.

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