Obit: Oren Wooden

Obit: Oren Wooden

January 21st, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Tennessee

PIKEVILLE Oren Booth Wooden, 80, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Safety Harbor, Fla., in the middle of an orange grove.Oren has been a resident of Bledsoe County since he and his family moved here at the age of nine. He was a life long farmer and the owner of Wooden's Apple House on Dayton Mountain. Oren had a passion for growing apples for all of his customers, some of who became life long friends. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather,great-grandfather, and friend.Preceding him in death were his parents H. C. Wooden and Orene Booth Wooden; sons Mitchell and Jackie Dwayne Wooden; brother Clements Wooden; grandson Michael Cole Green.Survivors include loving wife of forty-eight years Nonivee Wooden; daughters Judith (Lonnie) Frazier, Ooltewah; Anne (Freddie) Ricketts, Hixson; Sheila Prater, Pikeville; Carole (Chubby) Smith, Pikeville, and Sandy (Mark) Burnett, Pikeville; grandchildren Sacha Kelley, Brannon Prater, Lonna McAllister, Candace Smith, Cara Roberson, Marcus Burnett, Chase Green, Cain Burnett, and Kate Burnett; great-grandchildren Taylor Sussdorf, Ashley, Michael, Gavin, and Emma Kelley, Justin, Jared, and Peyton McAllister; Charles Oren Roberson; god-son James Jr. Wooden, cousin Emma Jean White and Dwayne Gravett who was like a son.Service was held Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Tom Swafford, Bro. Jeff Swafford, and Bro. Jimmy Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Rigsby Cemetery.