CLEVELAND - Benjamin J. "B J" Wooten, age 62, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday April 23, 2015 at the Bolivar Medical Center.
Visitation will be held Saturday 4/25/2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday 04/25/2015 in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Brother Larry Weaver will officiate the services.
B J was born on March 15, 1953 to Willie Earl and Frances (Myers) Wooten in Topeka, Kansas before moving to Mississippi in 1962. He was a graduate of North Sunflower Academy and Mississippi Delta Junior College. He married Wanda Hudson Wooten on November 11, 1977 in Cleveland, MS. B J was a truck driver for Prewitt Farms for many years. He was a family man who especially enjoyed listening to his sons play music and loved spending time with his grandchildren whom he adored. B J was a very friendly person who never met a stranger. He attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Boyle.
He was preceded in death by his parents Willie Earl and Frances Myers Wooten.
B J is survived by his wife of 37 years Wanda Hudson Wooten of Cleveland, MS. 3 Sons, Chris Hudson of Cleveland, MS, Ben (Mary Kathryn) Wooten of Doddsville, MS, Matt Wooten of Cleveland, MS. Sister, Connie Moon of Brandon, MS. 5 grandchildren Jacob and Kameron Hudson, Lessley, Nathan and Gracie Wooten and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Less Moon, Rodney "Hot Rod" Moon, Justin McClain, Bryant Reid, Will Cox, Michael Dill, James Staples and Derek Pennington. Honorary pallbearers are Quitman DeLoach, Bern Prewitt, Jr., Walter McClure, Gary Hopper, Roger McClain and Junior Cobb.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 841125 Dallas, TX 75284-1125
Cleveland Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.