Graveside services and burial with full military honors (U.S.
Navy) for Mr. William Benson “Ben” Wooten, II, 91, of
Gainesboro, Tennessee, will be held at 1 P.M. on Tuesday,
December 8, 2009, at the Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in
the Stone community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 5 P.M. – 9 P.
M., and Tuesday from 11 A.M. until time to depart for the
Mr. Wooten passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009, at
his son’s residence in Nashville, TN.
He was born March 22, 1918, in Gainesboro, TN, to the late
William B. Wooten I and Minnie Bryan Wooten. He was
married to the late Frances Myers Wooten, who passed away
January 17, 1988.
He was a retired Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy with 30
years of service. He served during World War II and the Korean
War. He was of the Methodist faith. He was the former
Postmaster in Gainesboro and mayor of Gainesboro. Mr.
Wooten was a former Jackson County commissioner, chairman
of the Jackson County Board of Education, and Election
Survivors include 2 Sons: William B. Wooten III and wife,
Nancy of Nashville, TN; and David Wooten and wife, Linda of
Nashville, TN; 1 Granddaughter: MacKenzie Wooten of
Nashville, TN; and his Cherished Pet Companion: Sadie.
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