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John Richard Wooten

Anniston, Alabama

March 8, 1949 - May 8, 2024

John Richard Wooten Obituary

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. John Richard Wooten, 75, of Alexandria, will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Noah Medders officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


Mr. Wooten passed away, peacefully, while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Preceding Mr. Wooten in death are his parents, John Richard Wooten, Sr. and Clarice Carter Wooten; and his great-granddaughter, Laykin Elizabeth Shanks.


Those left to cherish the memory of Mr. Wooten include his beloved wife of 54 years, Barbara Medders Wooten; his children, Jennifer Wooten Freeman (Jason) and Jonathan Carter Wooten (Jeanie); four grandchildren, Destin Freeman Shanks (Jon), Sarah Clarice Freeman, Cole Bradley Freeman, and Keshawn Smith; four great-grandchildren, Grayson Sawyer Shanks, Rowdy Wallen Shanks, Knoxlee Sailor Shanks, and Layton Michael Brooks; two sisters, Emmie Zaner and Joanne White; numerous nieces and nephews; and his sweet four-legged babies, Reese, Keylee, and Lula Belle.


Mr. Wooten was of the Baptist faith. He worked for many years providing for his family, including Martin’s Shoes, insurance sales, and Jenkins’ Manufacturing. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a wonderful “Pawpaw”. To know Mr. Wooten was to love him. He loved spending time with his family and had a very special place in his heart for his grandbabies. Mr. Wooten had many hobbies and pastimes, especially things he could do using his hands. He enjoyed gardening, where he grew and canned many vegetables through the years, and he made numerous beautiful walking sticks. Mr. Wooten was an avid Alabama football fan and a huge history buff. He thoroughly enjoyed researching and studying war history, his favorite being the Civil War. Mr. Wooten will be greatly missed but forever remembered for the impact he made on the lives of those who dearly loved him.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Richard Wooten hosted by Anniston Memorial.

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. John Richard Wooten, 75, of Alexandria, will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Noah Medders officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.


Mr. Wooten passed away, peacefully, while surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Preceding Mr. Wooten in death are his parents, John Richard Wooten, Sr. and Clarice Carter Wooten; and his great-granddaughter, Laykin Elizabeth Shanks.


Those left to cherish the memory of Mr. Wooten include his beloved wife of 54 years, Barbara Medders Wooten; his children, Jennifer Wooten Freeman (Jason) and Jonathan Carter Wooten (Jeanie); four grandchildren, Destin Freeman Shanks (Jon), Sarah Clarice Freeman, Cole Bradley Freeman, and Keshawn Smith; four great-grandchildren, Grayson Sawyer Shanks, Rowdy Wallen Shanks, Knoxlee Sailor Shanks, and Layton Michael Brooks; two sisters, Emmie Zaner and Joanne White; numerous nieces and nephews; and his sweet four-legged babies, Reese, Keylee, and Lula Belle.


Mr. Wooten was of the Baptist faith. He worked for many years providing for his family, including Martin’s Shoes, insurance sales, and Jenkins’ Manufacturing. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, and a wonderful “Pawpaw”. To know Mr. Wooten was to love him. He loved spending time with his family and had a very special place in his heart for his grandbabies. Mr. Wooten had many hobbies and pastimes, especially things he could do using his hands. He enjoyed gardening, where he grew and canned many vegetables through the years, and he made numerous beautiful walking sticks. Mr. Wooten was an avid Alabama football fan and a huge history buff. He thoroughly enjoyed researching and studying war history, his favorite being the Civil War. Mr. Wooten will be greatly missed but forever remembered for the impact he made on the lives of those who dearly loved him.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of John Richard Wooten hosted by Anniston Memorial.

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