Mr. Jack Neal Wooten, 69, of Monroe, with his loving wife of 40 years (Jean) and his family by his side, peacefully flew away to Heaven October 18, 2019. Jack was born February 15, 1950 to late Thurman Clegg Wooten and Doris Williams Wooten in Monroe, NC.
Jack served with the Bravo Battery 8th Battalion 60th Artillery 2nd armored division for the United States Army during the Vietnam War. There he received the National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam service medal with one bronze service star; Republic of Vietnam Capaign Medal; Sharpshooter (Riffle M-16); and Army commendation medal with "V" device with one oak leaf cluster.
Following his Honorable Discharge from the Army, Jack was a truck driver for Wooten Trucking Company. He was also a member of the Teamsters Union and drove for Overnite, Consolifdated Freightways and USF Holland. Jack had a passion for travel and loved to hit the open road. Jack was a faithful Christian and a life long member of Benton Heights Baptist Church. He loved to sing, play the mandolin, and the guitar. He loved reading, woodworking and was an expert barbecue pit master. His main pride and joy was his wife and family; especially his grand babies.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons Paul Wooten and Jacob Wooten and 2 brothers Tom Wooten and Don Wooten.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Jean of the home; sons Isaac Wooten (Amanda) and Lucas Wooten (Katherine); grandchildren Sophia, Ally, Wyatt, Lindsey, CJ and Tara; siblings Bill Wooten, Sue Helms and Steve Wooten and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
The service will be 4:00PM Saturday, October 26 in the VFW Post 5464; 712 VFW Rd, Monroe. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Patriot Guard Riders c/o VFW Post 5434.
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