October 25, 2012

William ‘Bill’ Wooten Jr.

Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — William “Bill” Wooten  Jr.  64, of Jefferson Township in Adams County, Ohio, and formerly of Bethel, Ohio and Keavy, Ky., passed away Thursday, Oct.18, 2012 at home.  

He was born Jan. 13, 1948 in Battlecreek, Mich. The son of the late  William Harrison Wooten and Audrey Viola (Brooks) Bowling.

He is survived by wife, Brenda (Daniel) Wooten of Jefferson Township; brother, Denny Shearer of Jacksonville, Fla.; four sisters, Melody Bowling of Hamilton, Ohio, Gina Wooten of Jacksonville, Cla., Connie Thurston of Jacksonville, Fla., and  Terry Goodin of Goshen, Ohio’ first cousin, Lucinda and Ed Martin of California, Ky.; uncle Everett Wooten of Alexandria, Ky.; and aunt, Agnes Ingram of Indiana.

He retired from the Clermont County MRDD where he was a teacher for 31 years.  He developed and expanded a community based work program for children and young adults. He was a former salesman for the Sears Company at Eastgate Mall in Cincinnati.

He was a dedicated horseman since the early 1970’s. He spent many hours trail riding in the Shawnee State Forest at Bear Lake Horseman’s Camp. He was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and received a bachelor degree and master degree.

Memorial donations may be made to Lafferty Funeral Home, Inc. 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio  45693.

 The graveside funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22. at Stepp Cemetery in Green Township with the Rev. Jack Vallandingham officiating.

A military service was performed by the Adams County Honor Guard.