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Ronald James Wootten

March 12, 1948 ~ January 28, 2019 (age 70)

Obituary of Ronald James Wootten:


Ronald James Wootten, “Ronnie” passed away unexpectedly at his home on January 28, 2019. He was 70 years old.  He was born on March 12, 1948 to the late Granville T. and Nora Ruth Fisher Wootten in Millsboro, DE.  Ronnie served in the US Coast Guard, and went to work for the State of Delaware in the public school system and served as Chief Custodian for the Indian River School District.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, and was an incredibly active man in many community affairs.  He served many years as a volunteer in the Millsboro VFW Ambulance Service, and volunteered for nearly anything he heard about where someone or some organization needed some help.  He was a beloved character around town,  at Pizza Palace, McDonalds, Pizza King, and especially at church.  He loved to tell stories and joke around.  He had a “sweet tooth” and always blamed “the church mouse” with his impish grin) for the disappearing sweets from the church office stash.  He was also an energetic and motivated Trump supporter.  He will truly be missed in Millsboro.


He is survived by his sister, Darlene Hall, of Bishopville, MD and two nephews: Glenn Hall, Jr., Greg Hall, both of Bishopville; and a niece: Susan Holloway, and her husband Robert, of Berlin, MD.  Also surviving is one grand-niece: Rachel Holloway.   In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his daughter: Shari Wootten.


A Memorial Service and Celebration of His Life will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 3, 2019.  Visitation and calling hours will be from 2:00 till 3:00 PM with the Memorial Service starting at 3:00 PM.  Rev. Karin Tunnell will officiate.  Interment arrangements are private.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, PO Box 566,  Millsboro, DE  19966.


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