Denver Lee Wootten, 85


Denver Lee Wootten, 85, of Milsboro, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in the comfort of his home an his family.

He was born in Whitesville, Del., on Aug. 2, 1931 to the late Herman and Carrie Scott Wootten. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Linford Wootten, and a sister, Hilda Smith.

He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran. Wootten retired from C. C. Oliphant & Son Roofing, where he worked for over 30 years. He was devoted to his wife, and wherever she was, he was too. He enjoyed hunting deer and rabbits as well as fishing. He also enjoyed horses and loved watching John Wayne movies. He had a wonderful personality, never cross, but was calm, kind and never raised his voice.

Wootten is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Helen Parsons Wootten of Millsboro; a son, Stephen Denver Wootten and his wife, Leslie, of Laurel, Del.; sister, Nettie Ellingsworth of Georgetown, Del.; sister-in-law, Pat Lathbury and her husband, Jerry, of Frankford, Del.; niece, Stacey Grez and her husband, Nick, and their daughter, Keelie Grez; three granddaughters, Sarah, Laura and Allison; and four great-grandchildren, Finn, Kael, Sawyer and Saylor.

A funeral service was scheduled for April 18, 2017, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, Del.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Delaware Hospice; 100 Patriots Way; Milford, DE 19963.

Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.