James Renick Wooten
James Renick Wooten, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Franklin. He was a resident of New Whiteland.
James was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Finney, Ky. He married Lougene Shirley on Aug. 5, 1949, in Glasgow, Ky. They were married for 63 years.
James served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II in the European Theater. He flew 35 missions over Germany and was discharged as a first lieutenant in 1945.
He taught high school in Barren County for four years and coached several ball teams.
He retired from Allison Division of General Motors in 1984 after 33 years as an engineer of gas turbine engines. He had lived in Whiteland since 1955 and was involved in many community activities.
James was a longtime member of Whiteland Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon and elder. His favorite pastimes were gardening, yard work, woodworking and reading.
Survivors include his wife, Lougene Wooten of New Whiteland; three children, Pam (Jimmy) Lasiter of Whiteland, Jimmy (Sheila) Wooten of Franklin and Kevin (Mary) Wooten of Kentucky; a brother, Billy Joe (Doris) Moore of Kentucky; eight grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe R. and Effie (Sears) Wooten; and three sisters, Maxey and Frances Hawks and Henrietta Moore.
A funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Whiteland Church of Christ, 6720 U.S. 31 North. Friends and family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Jessen Funeral Home Whiteland Chapel, 729 U.S. 31 North, and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Whiteland Church of Christ Building Fund, 6720 U.S. 31 North, Whiteland, IN 46184; or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Information: 535-6880, www.jessen