|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2012|
Donald D. Wooten, 82, of Hot Springs, AR passed away Friday October 12, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Josephine Wooten, brother, Basil and sister, Joyce.
In 1947 Don was stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas with the 24th Infantry Division. In later parts of 1949 he served his country in Japan with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. During the Korean War Don was mobilized with the 19th Infantry Regiment that took part in the battle of Klum River, which lasted 3 days. At the Pusan Perimeter, his unit took part in the constant battle to maintain a base in Southern Korea. He served with a 4.2 inch Mortar Unit. Over the course of 21 years Don proudly served his country through the United States Army and the Air force. In 1975 Wooten retired from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy where he taught many aspects of law enforcement, specializing in firearms training at the Academy along with different locations around the state. In 1994 he retired as Chief of Police for the Hot Spring Village Police Department. Don was also an active member with the Hot Springs Village VFW Honor Guard.
His loving survivors include his wife of Hot Springs, two daughters and one son-in-law; one son; six grandchildren along with six great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
Don will be remembered as a wonderful man of honor and integrity, whose family meant the world to him. He will be truly missed.
A Memorial Service was Monday October 15, 2012 at the Hot Springs Funeral Home Chapel.
Honorary pallbearers are Lance Ragsdale, Jack Dobbs, Tommy Norman, Bo Diggs, Austin Crain, Tim Griffin, Steve Crain and Jason Vicars.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Wounded Warriors.
Military honors are by the Jacksonville Air Force Base Honor Guard.
Services were under Hot Springs Funeral Home, Hot Springs, AR.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Record added: Oct 15, 2012
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