American Veteran 09

Donald Gray Wooten

May 5, 1949 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Donald Wooten Obituary

Donald Gray Wooten, 74, departed this earthly life Monday morning, October 23, 2023 at home.


Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.  The family will greet friends following the service.  A private graveside service will be held for the family at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.


Donald Wooten was a son, brother, friend, father, grandfather, husband, uncle, veteran, neighbor, intellect, technician, unpaid comedian, DJ, movie buff, critical critic when critiquing, an outspoken speaker and a true North Carolinian that loved North Carolina as much as he did overtaking someone slow rolling in front of him. He was as tough as railroad nails and as headstrong as any engine conductor could depend on. In these attributes, you could find the grounds to love him or hate him.  Regardless of which side of the line your emotions landed, you had to respect him because he was always unequivocally and undeniably him.  A whole human that lived a full life replete with struggles and triumphs, trenches and mountain peaks.  A great man who will be missed surely and sorely but who’s legacy will be reflected through all that truly got to know him. Donald Wooten…Rest In Paradise.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Linda Faye Wooten of 50 years, his children, son, Derek Devon Wooten, Jennette Johnson, son, Donald G. Wooten II, Ludy Wooten (daughter in-law), son, Lawrence Wooten, Lisa Lott, niece, Summer Hagins; sister, Joy Faison; five grandchildren, grandson, Devean Wooten, grandson, Dyllan Wooten, granddaughter, Lyric Wooten, granddaughter, Layla Wooten and granddaughter, Lexington Wooten.


Professional services entrusted and in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.


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Funeral Service
October 28, 2023

11:00 AM
Howell Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

The family will receive friends following the service

Howell Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel
1500 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534


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