On January 21st, 2023, after a brief illness, Shirley Ann Oakley Wooten went to be with the Lord. Shirley was born on July 9, 1935 to Floyd and Atwood Oakley. She attended Central School and graduated from there in 1954. She was chosen as Miss Central High her Senior Year by her peers and teachers.
In 10th grade, she fell in love with her high school sweetheart, Bill. They would later marry and spend 68 wonderful years together.
Shirley worked at Liberty National Life Insurance as the Office Manager for 36 years.
A visitation will be held at Greenview Funeral Home on Monday, January 23, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 10:30 a.m. Chris Moran will be officiating.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Wooten; son, Dwight Wooten (Doris); granddaughters, Amanda Beavers (Steven) and Emily Stutts (Zach); great granddaughters, Makensie, Mallie and Ida Kate, who affectionately called her "Wawa". She is survived by several nieces and nephews that called her " Aunt Shirley".
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Floyd and Atwood Oakley; sister, Dean Oakley Lindsey; brothers, Floyd Jr, W.T., Robert, Hershel, Bill, Don, and Charles Oakley.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Shirley was a wonderful Christian lady. She loved her family and always had a place at her table for everyone. She treasured the time she spent with her great granddaughters in the last few years and was a wonderful "Wawa" to them.
Pallbearers will be Zach Stutts, Steven Beavers, Joey Oakley, Keith Oakley, Terry Oakley, Dewayne Oakley, David Oakley, and Tommy Bates.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Nu Tone band.
The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Mann for his care and to the nurses and techs at NAMC for their love and care to Shirley and the family.
In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the charity of your choice.