James Dale Wooten, 82, of Benton, AR (formerly of Wister, OK) went to be with his Lord & Savior Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at his home in Benton, AR. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton James was born December 12, 1932 in Wister, OK to James "Harvey" & Ruby Lee (Thompson) Wooten. James was a truck driver for 33 years earning 2 - 1 million miles awards with a personal accident-free driving record. He was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Benton. James Dale had a love for animals and anything that he could feed or tame. He was preceded in death by his wonderful parents; 3 brothers, Clifford Paul, Clem Doyle and Ronnie Lee Wooten; sister, Cledith Clydean; his wife of 33 years, Mary "Joann" (Sims) Wooten; ex-wife, Patricia Ann (McDaniel) Wooten; sons, James Jr. (Wiege) Terry Mike, Jack Layne, Alan Keith; daughter, Patricia "Patty" Lynn Perry.
Survivors include daughters Carol (Earnest) Tinkle of Mabelvale, AR, Rita (Jerry) Bryant of Benton, AR; sons, Kevin Joe of Little Rock, AR, Mark Wayne of Benton; 15 Grandchildren; 25 Great Grandchildren; brothers of Wister, OK, Lonnie, Gary, Robert, & Donnie; sisters, Doris Duvall, Ramona Vaughn and Linda Brannon of Wister, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Sunday at Ellis Chapel Church in Wister, OK with Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Ellis Chapel Cemetery.