Marvin "Bud" Dale Wooten, Sr. passed away November 4, 2012 in Fresno, Ca, surrouned by his loving family.Bud was born on May 2, 1924 in Faxon, Oklahoma to Bishop Marvin and Jessie Eudora McCarty Wooten, the eighth of ten children. He served in the US Navy as a Signalman First class during World War ll aboard the USS Lamberton. He moved to Dos Palos permanently in 1941 where he met his wife-to-be Betty George. Bud and Betty were married on Febuary 7, 1949 and were soon raising a growing family.He worked a variety of jobs before he began farming in 1962. While his childeren were growing up, Bud also coached Little League, led a Boy Scout troupe, and was involved with the high school band and AFS. He was also active in the Rotary club, serving as president. After many years of farming, he retired to travel, play golf, and enjoy his grandchilderen.Bud will be remembered for being a wonderful husband, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. He was truly larger than life and a master storyteller. Like many of his generation, he quietly did what needed to be done, though he always managed to do it his way. His generosity and sense of humor were legendary, as was his homemade fudge.He is survived by his wife of 63 years Betty George Wooten, and their childeren: Marvin Wooten, Jr. and his wife Judy of Dos Palos, George Wooten of Dos Palos, Cindy Patton and her husband Jim of Lake Tahoe, And Judy Kelley and her husband Ron of the San Diego area. Additionally, he will be greatly missed by his grandchilderen Samantha Widlund,Carrie Wooten-Guevara, Marvin "Dale" Wooten lll, Rodger Wooten, Anthony Cotta, Tara Sanders, Krista Cotta, and Emily Wooten, along with eight great-grandchilderen. He is also survived by his sister Lavelle Kolb of Chowcilla and brother Jack Wooten of Dos Palos. He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and one brother.A military graveside service will be held Thursday, November 8 at 11:00 am at the Dos Palos Cemetary with a reception immediately to follow at Fierro Family Funeral Home at 1702 Golden Gate Ave. in Dos Palos. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to a charity of you own choosing.