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Don Wooten

d. February 14, 2014

Don Wooten

Don R. Wooten, age 88 of Coffeyville, Kansas formerly of South Coffeyville passed away on February 14, 2014 at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Retired Pastor Wayne Martin will be officiating. Military Honors will be provided by Coffeyville V.F.W. Post 1022 and American Legion Post 20. Visitation will be Monday February 17, 2014 from noon until 8 pm with the family receiving friends from 7pm to 8 pm. The family has requested memorials be made to the Restlawn Court of Valor Memorial Fund at First Federal Savings and Loan, memorials can also be left with the funeral home.

Don was born on June 19th, 1925 to Cecil and Kate Presgrove Wooten, in Marion, Illinois. He was the youngest of six children. He moved to the Coffeyville area when he was three years of age. Don attended Coffeyville Schools and graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1942. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1943, serving in the WWII as a Corporal in the Pacific Theater and the Battle of Iwo Jima, receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. Don was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Coffeyville and a Life Time Member of the V.F.W. Post 1022.

Don married Pauline Thompson on August 21st, 1948 in Coffeyville, Kansas, of that union two children were born. Don and Pauline made the Coffeyville area their home. Don worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad as a Switchman for over 34 years. They enjoyed spending time together traveling, frequenting casinos and were avid sports fans. Don was an avid golfer and very proud of his Hole In One. Don also enjoyed eating with friends at the Sirloin Stockade as long as his health allowed him to do so.

Don is survived by his daughter, Arlene Wood and her husband Bob of Topeka, Kansas son, Robert Bob Wooten of Midlothian, Texas two granddaughters, Casey Riegel and husband Matt of Ft. Worth, Texas, Lacy Wood of Topeka, Kansas four great grandchildren, Luke and Adam Riegel of Ft. Worth, Texas, Aaron and Alex Luthi of Topeka, Kansas.

In addition to his parents and loving wife Don was preceded in death by his brothers, Leton Wooten, and Paul Wooten sisters, Marie Wasson, Elizabeth Gray, Peggy Carnes, and Evelyn Wooten who passed away as a young child.

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