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James “Jimmie” Robert Wootton

James “Jimmie” Robert Wootton

James Robert (Jimmie) Wootton

June 18, 1928 – October 21, 2015

WENDELL- Jimmie Wootton, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Wendell on October 21, 2015.  Jimmie was the son of the late Walter L. and Daisy Wootton, also of Wendell.  He was also predeceased by his brother, Clarence; his daughter, Linda; and his beloved wife, Fannie Mae.  Surviving are his devoted and loving daughter, Donna Horton (Bobby); his sister, Carole Greene (Jimmie); several nieces and nephews, and his very special cat, Lucy.

Jimmie was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served as a radioman and after his service he worked as a TV and radio repairman.  He was an avid amateur radio operator and collected, restored, and repaired antique radios.  Jimmie also loved to fish with his two favorite buddies, Dillian and Jacob Greene.

A memorial service will be held at Wendell United Methodist Church at 11:00 on Saturday, October 24.  The family will receive friends at 10:00 in the church Fellowship Hall and other times at the home at 778 Selma Road, Wendell.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Transition Hospice Care, 250 Hospice Dr., Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Wendell United Methodist Church P.O. Box 1925, Wendell, NC 27591.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

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