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William Riley Wooten Jr.

November 21, 1943 ~ August 29, 2017 (age 73)
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William Riley Wooten Jr., 73, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. He was born on November 21, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee to William Riley Wooton Sr. and Mildred Belle Broach Wooton. William worked as a Safety Instructor for JB Hunt until he retired. He enjoyed restoring antique motorcycles, experimenting in the kitchen and playing the guitar. William will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Patricia Wooten; and parents, William Sr. and Mildred Wooton.

William is survived by his son, Ross Wooten and wife Kelli; grandson, Ross Wooten Jr.; granddaughter, Ashley Wooten; siblings, Leo Wooton and wife Gail, Betty Cloniger and husband David, and Tommy Wooton; also a host of extended family and friends.

Interment will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sterling White Funeral Home, 11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd., Highlands, Texas 77562. To send the family condolences please visit

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