Obituary for James R "Jim" Wooton

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James R "Jim" Wooton

August 19, 1965 - December 5, 2011

James R. "Jim" Wooton, age 46 passed away peacefully Monday morning, December 5, 2011 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a resident of Brown County.

Jim was born August 19, 1965 in Martinsville to Russell D. & Fay (Baker) Wooton. They survive in Nashville. He married his loving wife of 22 years, Gwenn E. (Scrougham) Wooton on November 25, 1989 at the Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Nashville. She survives.

Jim was the devoted father to Allison (husband, Tyler) Skinner of Greenwood, Morgan, Lillian & Jacob Wooton all of Brown County. He will be remembered by his siblings: Carl D. Wooton & Barbara G. Fox both of Nashville, Diana Marie (husband, Larry) Harder & Katherine F. (husband, John) Dotts both of Nineveh. Jim is also survived by his in laws: Gerald & Becky Scrougham of Nashville, and several nieces and nephews.

He was a 1983 graduate of Brown County High School and was employed as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic for Meshberger Stone in Columbus for the past 24 years.

Jim attended the Parkview Church of the Nazarene in Nashville for the past 22 years, where he was a member of the Church's Kitchen Club and enjoyed the social time with the men of the church with their Coffee Club. Jim was a former member of the Brown County Lions Club where he helped for 28 years co-chair the Fireworks for the July 4th Celebration in Nashville. He also was a former member of the Jackson Township Fire Department, Brown County 4H Shooting Sports and a lifetime member of the NRA.

Jim enjoyed volunteering when needed at the Pregnancy Care Center in Nashville, his daughter's sports and the Cub Scouts. During Jim's courageous battle with Lymphoma, a Blood Drive in honor of him was held in Nashville. The Blood Drive was a major success setting records with over 100 units of Blood donated. Jim also enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

The Rev. David Hayes will conduct a funeral service 10:30 am Thursday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lanam Ridge Cemetery in Nashville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Jim to the "Education Fund' for Allison, Morgan, Lillian & Jacob. In care of, Meredith – Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 308 Morgantown, IN46160

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Wooton family at www.meredith-clark.com

Info: 812-597-4670

 

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Born: August 19, 1965
Died: December 5, 2011

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David Allender posted on 1/1/00

Jimmy was the best man at my wedding 23 years ago & was my best friend. We became friends in 4th grade when we got in trouble for fighting, while the teacher was out of the room. We were both friends of David Percifield, so we all hung out together. The Percifield moved to Columbus IN so me & Jimmy hung out more. He was a good person with a big heart & I will miss him. But I will always carry his memories with me. My condolences to his: Wife,Children,Parents & Siblings. Cherish his memory. God Bless

 

Jenise (Platt) Bohbrink posted on 1/1/00

Wooton Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of need. Jenise Bohbrink Purdue Extension

 

Gary Sisson posted on 1/1/00

Prayer has been my refuge since I moved away from my family back in Indiana. Gwenn I have begged God for comfort to visit you and your kids. Look unto Jesus in your weekest hour He will be your strongest comfort. Grandpa Steininger probably would have said to you "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." [Proverbs 46:1

 

Sarah Skaggs posted on 1/1/00

Jim, you were always very kind to me, regardless of circumstances. You always had a joke and a smile whenever I saw you. I regret that I didn't get the chance to know your sweet children as they grew older. I'm confident that you did a great job being their father all of these years. I'm sorry that you had to go. The world was a better place with you in it. May peace and comfort find Gwenn, Allison, Morgan, Lilly, and Jacob today and always.

 

Sarah Skaggs posted on 1/1/00

Jim, you were always very kind to me, regardless of circumstances. You always had a joke and a smile whenever I saw you. I regret that I didn't get the chance to know your sweet children as they grew older. I'm confident that you did a great job being their father all of these years. I'm sorry that you had to go. The world was a better place with you in it. May peace and comfort find Gwenn, Allison, Morgan, Lilly, and Jacob today and always.

 

Jeff Baker posted on 1/1/00

Aunt Faye, and Uncle Russell, Dad told me about Jimmys' passing. I was very saddened by the news. I have very fond memories of visiting your home as a child and a Young Man. Jim and I always had to kind of team up against the older boys, Rick, Carl, and Bobby. They never treated us too bad, but they did let us know they were older. I truly enjoyed fishing with Jim. No one ever lost a lure when he was at the creek. He would always wade out and get it if you got hung up. I'm sorry I lost contact with all of you as I grew older. It's something I will regret. But I notice in life we tend to such things. Sorry I had to miss the services also. Love You All, Jeff Baker,Audrey Baker,and Gramma Patty Baker

 

Jeff Baker posted on 1/1/00

Aunt Faye, and Uncle Russell, Dad told me about Jimmys' passing. I was very saddened by the news. I have very fond memories of visiting your home as a child and a Young Man. Jim and I always had to kind of team up against the older boys, Rick, Carl, and Bobby. They never treated us too bad, but they did let us know they were older. I truly enjoyed fishing with Jim. No one ever lost a lure when he was at the creek. He would always wade out and get it if you got hung up. I'm sorry I lost contact with all of you as I grew older. It's something I will regret. But I notice in life we tend to such things. Sorry I had to miss the services also. Love You All, Jeff Baker,Audrey Baker,and Gramma Patty Baker

 

Melissa Allen posted on 1/1/00

Allison, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Bob Gipson posted on 1/1/00

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jimmy. I have a lot of fond memories of Jimmy from school and band. Rest in peace Jimmy.

 

Pam Walters posted on 1/1/00

Gwen and kids We are so sorry to hear about Jim, I know he is in alot better place even though we will miss him our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything just call. Pam Walters and girls Shannon and Sharon.

 

David and Ellen Percifield and family posted on 1/1/00

We are all thinking of you and praying for your family. It was a blessing to know Jim. David and Jimmy grew up together, were friends from birth---born only 1 day apart. They worked at Meshberger together as well. He was a good friend, and we were all blessed to know him. thoughts and prayers, David & Ellen, Ashley & Joe, Hannah and Jarrod, Katlin, Seth, Rosie and Tulajean the Percifield family

 

Donna Oliver Von Schriltz posted on 1/1/00

I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Jimmy as such a sweet and fine young man. My deepest sympathy to his family.

 

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