John Brown Wooten, Sr., 88, of Martinsville, Virginia passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Franklin Health and Rehab in Rocky Mount, Virginia. John was born June 25, 1933 in Henry County, Virginia to the late Howard Wooten and Annie Lou Staples Wooten Johnson. He was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Holiness Church in White Plains, NY and St. James Pentecostal Holiness Church in Fieldale, Virginia. He was a graduate of George Washington Carver Class of 1952. John was employed as a painter for over 30 years. In addition, he was employed with New York Housing Authority in New Rochelle. John enjoyed fishing, baseball, singing, and fellowshipping.
In addition to his parents, John is preceded in death by his wives, Roxie P. Wooten and Doris Wooten; sisters, Rosie Lee Hairston, Nellie Mae Wooten, and Alma Jean Johnson; and brothers, Rev. Howard Wooten and William Johnson.
John is survived by his daughters, Rhona Renau Spencer, Kaye W. Manns, Faye W. Jessup (Ronald), Connie W. Carter, and Patrice W. Hickman; sons, John B. Wooten, Jr., Tony Wooten (Debra), and Conrad Jeffrey Wooten; sister, Coreen Hairston; brothers, Allen C. Wooten and Curtis Johnson (Betty); 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at the Carver Assembly Building. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in St. James Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery.
Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net