James Allen Wooten, Jr., 76, passed away peacefully in his sleep early in the morning of Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was the son of James Allen Wooten, Sr. and Ruth Morgan Wooten. He was born and raised in Tarboro, and it was there that he met and married the love of his life Sandra Jean Byrd Wooten on June 29, 1962.
Jimmy was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church scout troop and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Tarboro High School, graduating in 1961. He went on to attend East Carolina University. He worked with Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Company for 23 years. He later went into the restaurant business for more than 8 years. After that time, he enjoyed working for Hardee’s Corporation. Jimmy loved the water and boating along with collecting antiques and restoring old homes. He also was a founding Scoutmaster of the First Baptist Church’s scout troop #553.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents and numerous aunts and uncles. Surviving are his family: spouse Sandra, sister, June Wooten Newberry, sons James Allen Wooten, III (Kim), Thomas Christopher Wooten (Arlene), William Byrd Wooten, Sr. (Margaret Anne), Grandchildren: Jenny, Allen, Sarah, Tyler (Kaitlyn), Joshua, Jackson, Virginia, Isabella, Will and Jacob Wooten, Great-grandchildren: Olivia and Mason Boone. There are also some special caregivers from East Carolina Homecare, Shermaine Bandy, Carrie Thomas and Kia Cofield along with caregivers Angela Brewer and Lindsey Proctor with Kindred Hospice.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 4:00-6:00pm at the home of Billy and Margaret Anne Wooten at 282 McNair Road in Tarboro. The memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church on Thursday, January 2 at 2:00pm with graveside burial to follow at Edgecombe Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or First Baptist Church in Tarboro.
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