Glenn H. Wootten
1937 - 2020
{ "" }
Share Glenn's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Glenn H. Wootten

Wilmington, DE - Glenn H. Wootten, 83, of Wilmington passed away on October 15, 2020. He passed peacefully at home after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family, who will miss him dearly.

He was born in Philadelphia in 1937 to Hazel Marie Mizner Wootten and J. Harvey Wootten. The family lived on Chestnut Street in Darby, Pa., and Glenn graduated from Pennington Prep High School in New Jersey. He met his future wife, Carol Anne Cole, in 1958, just after Glenn joined the Army. The couple married in 1960 while he was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. They started a family and returned to the US in 1962, settling in Folcroft, Pa. They moved to North Wilmington in 1969, where they have lived ever since. Glenn's experience in the Army led him to a career in early commercial computers, starting as a punch-card sorter, and advancing to be a software developer and trainer for several companies, including S.S. White and Software International.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Anne Cole Wootten, three children, Valerie C. Selekman (Joshua), Glenn T. Wootten (Cheryl), Scott M. Wootten (Jennifer), eight grandchildren (who affectionately call him Pop-pop), Joshua A. (Rebekah), Stephanie (Devendra), Michelle (Lea), Katie, Julie, Alec, Grace, and Benjamin, and 6 great-grandchildren, Samuel, Jonah, Kevin, Savannah, Olivia, and Rhiannon, and one sister, Sandra F. Clark.

In his spare time, Glenn enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake, woodworking, model trains, and tinkering with all things technical. But most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending holidays and vacations with them. He will long be remembered for his bear hugs and his joyful laugh. Pop-pop: The Man, the Myth, the Legend.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Glenn's memory to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Online condolences may be left at

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The News Journal from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18, 2020.
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Chandler Funeral Homes & Crematory
Not sure what to say?
1 entry
October 17, 2020
No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I hope you always hold onto the wonderful memories you all shared together, and his amazing smile, that it will bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
My Deepest Sympathy and much love to you all. I will miss him dearly!
Cathy Morgan
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences