Harold F. Wootton

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 WWII 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 a school bus for Warren Local Schools 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; three grandchildren, DeJaya L. Soltyz (Steve) of Durham, N.C., Adam D. Wootton (Katie) of Parkersburg, and Abby D. Tanner (Scott) of Little Hocking; and 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 begin 11 a.m. Saturday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Burial will follow the service at Rockland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Little Hocking Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 213, Little Hocking, OH 45742.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com