Wooden, Oren Booth (Pikeville)

Friday, January 18, 2013
Oren Wooden
Oren Wooden

Oren Booth Wooden, 80, of Pikeville, died on Friday, January 18, 2013. 

He was born February 9, 1932 in Safety Harbor, Florida, in the middle of an orange grove. Oren had been a resident of Bledsoe County since he and his family moved here at the age of nine. He was a lifelong 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 lifelong 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; and grandson, Michael Cole Green. 

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 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. 

Services will be on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Brother Tom Swafford, Brother Jeff Swafford, and Brother Jimmy Jewell officiating. Burial will be in Rigsby Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 3-9 p.m. CST.


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