Leslie Edward "Eddie" Wooten, 73 of Trenton, Florida, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. A member of a Pioneer Osceola County family, Eddie was born in Kissimmee, a third generation Floridian, the son of Dee and Viola Wooten on February 26, 1947. He was a lifelong Osceola County resident until he and his wife moved to Trenton a little over three years ago.
He was retired from the Florida Department of Transportation as a Certified Highway Inspector. After retirement he continued to work with Subcontractors.
He was a member of Bell Baptist Church in Bell, Florida. Prior to that he was a charter member of Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in Loughman, Florida, were he served as a deacon.
He was a member of Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80, F.& A.M., Kissimmee, and was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Orlando.
Eddie was a God fearing man, with a keen sense of humor. He was full of character, always looking to tell a joke or ruffle a feather.
He was a passionate man deeply concerned for people. He’d often be the first to notice the absence of a church member and check on them with a call or visit. It would not be uncommon to bump in to him and Mrs. Martha visiting in the nursing home.
His quiet “amen”, passion for God, passion for the church, and passion for all that he believed, will be missed.
Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Manila and brother Roger.
He is survived by his wife Martha, daughter Deanna, granddaughter Brittany, and sister Alice, two uncles Hardy Giddens and Alvin Giddens, and aunt Louise Sifford. Several nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Roger C. Thompson Memorial Chapel at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee.
Graveside service for Eddie will be held at 11: A.M. Friday, August 7, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Kissimmee, with the Reverend Rodney Rowe, Pastor, St. Cloud Missionary Baptist Church officiating. PLEASE Remember at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, because of the recent pandemic, necessary precautionary measures will need to be taken, SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED as well as WEARING A FACE MASK at the funeral home and the Cemetery.
The Wooten Family is being cared for by CONRAD & THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741 (407)847-3188
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