WILLIAM R. WOOTEN Jr.

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The Rev. Dr.
WILLIAM R. WOOTEN, JR. D.Min
Rector Emeritus,
Grace Episcopal Church

On January 1, 2014, The Rev. Dr. William R. Wooten, Jr. (80), of Ormond Beach, FL, went to be with the Lord after a long illness. He was born in Richmond, VA, May 12, 1933. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Sara Lee (Sally) Mellon Wooten, a son, Christopher (Lisa) and daughter, Judy Samuels. Also, he leaves grandchildren, Mitchell, Victoria, Mason and Julia Wooten, Sara and Nicole Samuels.
Bill graduated from the University of Richmond where he became Phi Beta Kappa. From there he went to Virginia Theological Seminary where he attained his Masters and Doctor of Ministries degree. He served at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA; Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, MD (32 years) and was granted the title of Rector Emeritus upon his retirement in 1995; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Palm Coast, FL and St. James Episcopal Church, Ormond beach, FL. He had a passion for serving in parochial schools throughout his ministry. He enjoyed sports of all kinds and bowled in the Silver Spring Inter Church League for many years. Nascar Racing in Daytona was something he looked forward to each year. He was an avid model train collector and belonged to TCA. He was a member of the Terrapin Club at the University of Maryland and the Silver Spring Rotary Club. At Disney World he was like a little kid.
 
A memorial service, Celebration of life, will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, MD, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Grace Episcopal Church Education Endowment Fund, 1607 Grace Church Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910.



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