Freddie Irvin Wooten, a 20-year resident of Twentynine Palms, died suddenly at his home Sept. 23, 2012. He was 82 years old.
The son of Irwin and Ruth Wooten, he was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Percilla, Texas.
Mr. Wooten was a chief warrant officer 4 who worked in finance and supply for the U.S. Coast Guard. He was with the U.S. Coast Guard for 28 years and the U.S. Navy for four years.
He also worked as a comptroller for Clark County Deaf and Blind School in Vancouver, Wash., before retiring.
Mr. Wooten was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard. Chief Warrant Officers Association.
He enjoyed fishing, woodwork and travel.
He was preceded in death by son Freddie Alton “Al” Wooten in 1984 and son Jerry Michael “Mike” Wooten in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Marie of Twentynine Palms; daughters and sons-in-law Kimberly and Steven Roehr of Las Vegas, Nev., and Toni and James Douglas Larkins of Antlers, Okla.; and daughter-in-law Linda Wooten of Vancouver, Wash.
He also is survived by eight grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base chapel at 1541 4th Street and Sturgis. If attending, please contact Ami Larkins (702) 677-2057 for RSVP and gate instructions by Oct. 10.
A graveside service will be held at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, Nev., with the date and time to be established later.
Donations may be made in Freddie Wooten’s memory to the St. Labre Indian School of Ashland, Mont., or by visiting www.stlabre.org.