Dorwin Alvin Wooten
1937 - 2017
Dorwin Alvin Wooten, 79, passed away Saturday, July 22, in Wichita Falls.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today at Dutton Funeral Home, followed by graveside services at Highland Cemetery.
Born in Andalusia, AL. on Oct. 12, 1937, to Henry Alvin and Dovie Wooten, He attended school in Jay, FL., and married Marie Simmons on Dec. 21, 1957, in the town of Hartford, AL. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in Jan. of 1956, retiring to Iowa Park, as a senior master sergeant in Jan. of 1976. During his time of service, he received training as an aircraft mechanic at Sheppard Air Force base and later became a specialist in guidance systems for the Titan I missile program. Throughout his later years of military service he was recognized for his vast expertise and implementation of numerous improvements to the Department of Defense voice communication system known as Autovon. He enjoyed gardening and all things mechanical. Upon his retirement from the Air Force he pursued both. He worked for Gilmore Incorporated as an electrical troubleshooter for many years and eventually opened “Quality Plus Auto and Truck Electric” In recent years, he became an avid fan and follower of Iowa Park Lady Hawk sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cortez Wooten; and sister, Lorene Bryan.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marie; his brothers, Edgar, Melvin, Clayton and Odis; sisters, Opal and Edna Mae; a son, Kerry Wooten of Woodinville, WA.; a daughter, Denise Gilmore of Iowa Park; three granddaughters.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association. You may share your tributes with the family at duttonfuneralhome.com