"Dignity without compromise"

Colonel Charles Wootten Sr.

Colonel Charles Wootten Sr. passed away Wednesday, March 5th, 2003 at the age of 65. Col. Wootten was born in Lindsay, Oklahoma to Doyle and Meedie (Malone) Wootten on June 13, 1937 and was an Okmulgee resident of 33 years. He married Alice Wilson on January 14, 1955 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Col. Wootten served as Battalion Commander of the 120th Engineers in Okmulgee before assuming command of the Camp Gruber Training Facility where he remained until retirement. He was an active member and past president of the local Kiwanis Club. Both he and his wife Alice were active members of the Okmulgee Elks Lodge where he served as Exalted Ruler before assuming the office of Secretary and Ritual Coach. He is survived by his loving wife Alice Wootten of the home, his daughter Pam Wadsworth and her husband Louie of Tulsa, Oklahoma, his daughter Lisa Bennett and her husband Todd of The Colony, Texas, his son Charles Wootten Jr. and his wife Becky of Owasso, Oklahoma, his youngest son Scott Wootten of Los Angeles, California, two brothers, Doyle Norman Wootten Jr. and Glenn Wootten and two sisters, Odessa King and Ann Williams as well as many loyal friends. Charlie was the proud grandfather of Justin and Rachel Bennett and Lindsay Wadsworth. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Louise Smith.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 8, 2003 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Taylor officiating. The Family will receive friends in the church foyer following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.