Harold F. Wootton, 89, of Parkersburg, died on Tuesday (Dec. 3, 2013) at the Willows. He was born July 13, 1924 in Coolville, Ohio, a son of the late Frank and Icie (Cole) Wootton.
Harold served our country during World War II in the U.S. Army in the 504th Artillery Battalion. He was a member of Little Hocking United Methodist Church. He retired from Elkem Metals as a furnace operator and drove school bus for Warren Local. He was known as the handyman of Little Hocking because he knew how to do almost everything and was willing to help anyone who needed it.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy Wootton; two sons, Clyde F. Wootton (Cheryl) of Tulsa, Okla., and Dale V. Wootton (Nancy) of Little Hocking, Ohio; three grandchildren, DeJaya L. Soltyz (Steve) of Durham, N.C., Adam D. Wootton (Katie) of Parkersburg, and Abby D. Tanner (Scott) of Little Hocking, Ohio; four great-grandchildren, Ellie Wootton, Regan Tanner, Greyson Tanner, and Zachary Soltyz.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde Paul Wootton.
The funeral service will be Saturday (Dec. 7) beginning at 11 a.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial will follow the service at Rockland Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday (Dec. 6) from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family request memorial contributions be made to the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 213, Little Hocking, Ohio, 45742.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.LeavittFuneralHome.com