of Searcy, AR
January 3, 1939 - May 19, 2022
Delton Roger Wooten, age 83 of Searcy, Arkansas entered his heavenly home on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Unity White County Hospital in Searcy. He was born in Sidon, Arkansas on January 3, 1939 to Milligan S. Wooten and Bessie Wilson Wooten. He was an automobile dealer and a deacon of the First Baptist Church Sugarloaf. He is survived by the love of his life, his beloved wife of sixty-two years, Wanda Wooten; his son, Todd Wooten and wife Laura of Little Rock; grandchildren, Alex White of Conway and Grace White of Little Rock; two sisters, Charlene Allison of Searcy; Odean Fuller and husband Jimmy of Searcy. He is preceded in death by his parents, Milligan S. Wooten and Bessie Wilson Wooten; brother, Richard Wooten; and sisters Retha Rhodes, Wanda Kelly and many other relatives and friends. A veteran of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, he was engaged in duty at the Little Rock Central High School crisis. In 1974, he founded R&T Motors in Searcy. He incorporated Roger Wooten Auto Sales in 1990. In 1996 through 2001, he served on the President's Advisory Board for U-Save Auto Rental of America. He operated as U-Save Rental of America's automobile buyer for Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana and Missouri. He was recognized by U-Save Auto Rental as its Regional Franchise of the Year and earned the U-Save Bronze Fleet Award on three consecutive years. He was a Penske Truck Dealer. His peers elected him the Region 10 President of the Arkansas Independent Dealers Association. Wooten was a graduate of Searcy High School where he played basketball. He was an avid fisherman and Arkansas Razorbacks fan. He loved his wife and son dearly and was a wonderful father. He will be sorely missed by his family for whom he was their rock. The family extends its special appreciation to Roger's nephew and close friend, Danny Ray Rhoads for his love, care and support. The family thanks and recognizes Thomas M. Kovaleski, M.D. for his many years of excellent care of Roger. A celebration of Roger's life will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Roller Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, Arkansas with Rev. Danny Brown officiating. A visitation at the same location will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at White County Memorial Gardens in Searcy. Flowers and plants are appreciated as Wanda is a lover of floral; or a donation in his memory to First Baptist Church Sugarloaf, 557 Highway 337, Higden, Arkansas 72067.
Wanda and Todd and family,I’m so sorry about the passing of your husband and father. May God wrap you in his arms of comfort and peace.
Wanda, we are so sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We valued his friendship, and he will be missed by all who knew him. We pray for you to attain comfort and peace in the many wonderful years you were together. Becky Lewis and J.W. Martin
Roger was very kind and good to me and to Donald Short during the U-Save Auto days. Enjoyed those days and still have the memories. Roger will be remembered for his kindness and will be in our hearts for a long time.
So sorry to hear about Roger. Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the family during this sad time. He will be missed here on earth but we all know he is now in a better place.May God comfort all the family during this time of loss.Jerry & Ann Carlton
I ALWAYS ENJOYED BEING AROUND YOU AND ROGER WANDA. HE WAS A VERY GOOD MAN AND HE WILL BE MISSED. AUTUMN CONLEY
Wanda and Todd so sorry to hear of rogers passing, we love y’all and many prayers for the family!
Roger is celebrating with our Savior. Wanda, you & Roger was a beautiful couple & were so nice & helpful in anything that needed done in the church. I have such good memories of yall. I love you & pray God’s comfort & peace for your family for now & the coming days.
Wanda and Todd. My heart aches for your loss. Uncle Roger was a wonderful man and will be missed by us all. Love you.
Wanda and Todd, so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending much love and prayers for peace and comfort.
Great man and friend, sold me my first car when I moved here. Prayers for the family.
Wanda and Todd, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Roger was a wonderful man and I always admired his kindness and his passion for life. I often think of him and the two of you. God bless
Wanda, we are so sorry to hear that Roger was called home already! We loved him dearly and have missed you both. May God provide His peace and comfort to you and yoursLove Hank and Darrallyn
Dear Wanda, Sylvester and I want you to know how sorry we are in the loss of your soulmate Roger. Our prayers are with you. May you draw strength from the promise that God will comfort you, provide for you, and bring sweet memories to your mind that will make you smile. Love sent to you.
So sorry to hear about Roger. prayers are with you. Love you.
So sorry for your loss. Roger was a fine friend to me and especially to my late husband, Leon.
Todd and Wanda. So sorry to hear about Roger. Its been year however love you guys!