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Smyrna Resident Maj. Edward Wooten Died

Maj. Edward Wooten was one of Smyrna's remaining World War II veterans.

-Courtesy of Carmichael Funeral Home

Edward Jefferson Wooten, who lived a vibrant and fruitful 97 years in this Earth died peacefully with his family by his side on August 27, 2012. He was the third of eleven children born to Samuel F. and Mary Belle Wooten on July 31, 1915 in the beloved Bolton Community.

Ed retired as Chief Engineer of the Atlanta Water Works Pumping Station after 33 years of service. He was inducted in the U.S. Army May 1941. He served in Trinidad, BWI, American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Okinawa Ryukfus Campaign. He completed his active duty in December 1945 and retired as Major in August 1962.

Upon return from his military duty he married Sarah Frances (Sally) Donehoo at Gordon Street Baptist Church and shared 58 wonderful years together until her death in 2004. They made their home in the Bolton, where they raised their daughters, Cheryl and Sandra.

His love for people was shared through the Bolton Community as he was President of the PTA several years at Bolton School, where his daughters attended and where he attended many years prior. He received his 50 year pin as Mason of the Bolton Masonic Lodge in 1996 and is a lifetime member of the American Legion Bolton Post 156.

Collins Memorial Methodist Church was the Wooten family church. After his marriage to Sally he joined her at First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee, where he has been a member since 1954.

Sally and Ed made their home in Buford at Lake Lanier after retirement, where they shared many happy years together. Smyrna has been home in recent years which was very familiar territory as he visited his Grandfather many times at his farm on Ridge Road as a young child.

Ed is survived by his Daughter and Son-in-Law, Sandra and Jack Overstreet; Grandchildren: Casey (Paul) King, Julie Pollock, Jason (Watonna) Turner, Jimmy Turner, Mike Overstreet, Robin (Homer) Bailey; Great –Grandchildren: Shea (Josh) Glisson, Nicole Bailey, Taylor, Mallory, Brennan Pollock, Towns King, and Sara King, Peyton King, Eiler King, Caroline Turner; Great Great-Grandchild: Lane Glisson; Brother and Sister-in-Law Sam and Martha Wooten. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Sally; Daughter, Cheryl; Great-grandchildren Sydney Pollock and Will King; Brothers: Henry, Bill, Braxon, Virlyn; Sisters: Marie, Myrtle, Christine, and Susie.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am, Thursday, August 30, at First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee, Atlanta, Reverends Cameron Ford and Randy Walworth officiating. Burial will be at Crest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at , 2950 King Street, Smyrna, Georgia 30080. Those who wish to make contributions to First Baptist Church of Chattahoochee, Collins Memorial Food Pantry.

You may share your thoughts and memories of Maj. Wooten in the online guestbook.

Rhonda Powell Woodard August 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM
My condolences to the Maj. Wooten's family. The passing of a loved on has many phases may you find strength in God to face them. Thank you to Maj. Wooten for his service to his country and for being a PTA President.

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