Henry Wooten has passed away, and goes to sleep awaiting Jesus’s return. He
was predeceased by his son, Charles, his wife, Earlene Wooten, and his sister, Irene Pressley. He was living in an assisted living facility with memory care in Tomball, Texas, called Harvest Home and Inwood Crossing.
He was born in Natchez, Mississippi in 1925. He joined the Army Air Corps when he was 18 as a tailgunner. He was shot down and spent his 19th birthday in a POW camp during WWII. After the war ended, he returned to the States and became a Seventh Day Adventist. He went to school on the GI Bill. He spent his entire adult life in the field of education.
He met and married Wilma Wilkes and had three children, Gregory, Charles, and Linda. Due to an unfortunate accident, Charles died at age 5. Henry and his family moved from Orlando to Holly, Michigan. Henry and Wilma divorced when Greg was 18 and Linda was 9. Henry met and married Earlene and eventually settled in Waller, Texas. They were very happily married until she passed away in 2013. She was a teacher and he was a principal. She was an excellent cook and Henry loved to eat. They were both hard workers who loved the Lord and each other.
His final years were spent in Tomball, Texas under the careful love and supervision of Stephanie and Rocky while he lived in assisted living. Henry will be remembered as a child of God, a loving husband and father who was fond of WWII planes and telling jokes. He had quite a sense of humor.
Good night, Dad.
A Memorial Service will be scheduled for a later date.