Business owner, community stalwart dies

Martha Sparks - [email protected]


KING SHOALS, W.Va. — Local insurance owner and community stalwart Howard Edward Wooten, 80, of Logan, died Sat., Aug. 22, 2015, at his home.

A 1954 graduate of Logan High School, Wooten attended Pikeville College served a stint with the U.S. Army before he began his career with Nationwide Insurance in 1961. As an agent for Nationwide, he was named to president’s club five different years.

Wooten was also known for his community activities, namely working to bring the Jaws of Life to Logan and the selling of commemorative bricks in a fundraising effort to build Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Howard was a faithful member of Central United Baptist for more than 50 years where he served many terms as superintendent. In addition to his church membership he was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, American Legion Post 19, the Optimist Club, and Logan Rotary Club.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Ann Hale Wooten; daughters: Kellie Wooten-Willis, Karen Gregory and Kristen Erdman, several grandchildren, and siblings.

Services for Wooten will be held at 7 p.m. Mon., Aug. 24, at Central United Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m.

James Funeral Home of Logan is in charge of arrangements.


Martha Sparks

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