Dateline: January 14, 2010

Frank Deal “Buddy” Wootten III, 64, died Tuesday, January 5, 2010, in Amarillo.

Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010, in the Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon with Rev. Darrell Burton, Pastor of Martin Baptist Church, and Kim Jordan, officiating. Interment followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Buddy was born son of Frank D. Wootten, II and Evelyn Gorges Wootten in Evanston, Illinois on September 19, 1945. He married Regina Borden on April 6, 1974 in Clarendon. He was a Veteran of the United States Army serving in Korea during the Vietnam War. Buddy graduated from Clarendon High School in 1965 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from West Texas State University in 1972. He worked in road construction for 37 years and was a Superintendent for Amarillo Road Company until his retirement. He has lived in Clarendon most of his life. Buddy was Lutheran.

He was preceded in death by his parents.       

Survivors include his wife, Regina Wootten, of Clarendon; one son, Greg Wootten, of Clarendon; two daughters, Kimberly Artho and husband Brent, of Amarillo, and Christina Newton and husband John, of Midland; one sister, Pat Norrell and husband Jim, of Edna; two grandchildren, Caroline and Meredith Artho, both of Amarillo.

The family can be contacted at 519 South Collinson in Clarendon.

The family request memorials be to the Citizens Cemetery Association, PO Box 983, Clarendon, Texas 79226.

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