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