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William Wooters

Birth Date: October 6, 1935
Death Date: January 30, 2018

William Robert Bob Wooters, 82, of Mt. Zion, IL died 4:16 PM January 30, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday February 5, 2018 at Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home.

Private family graveside services will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery.

Memorials: St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

Bob was born October 6, 1935 in Moweaqua, IL the son of William Alfred and Mary Ellen (Buoy) Wooters. He married Charlene O Whitney on July 9, 1955 in Decatur, IL. She preceded him in death on November 17, 2006.

He worked 38 years as a lab technician for USI Chemical. He spent many years serving as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for Long Creek Township Fire Department. He had attained the rank of Chief. He was also a certified instructor with Illinois Fire Fighter’s Association.

During his leisure, Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.

Bob leaves behind to help cherish his memory his children, William Robert Bud Wooters of Decatur, Jeri Wooters of Mt. Zion, James Douglas Wooters and his wife Rebecca of Decatur; four grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Bob. Condolences may be sent to his family at

Video Tribute for William R. “Bob” Wooters:

February 5, 2018
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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Private Graveside Service
February 6, 2018
10:00 am
Point Pleasant Cemetery
Long Creek Township, IL
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  1. Thank you so much for the thoughts. It is times like this you realize how many people make up your life. Glad you are sharing it with us.

  2. Thanks for everything Mike. He would have appriciated you helping to get him to his final resting place, and we all appriciated you being there for support for us!!!! Thank You Brother!!!

  3. Thank you, Mike. Dad enjoyed all the times he spent with you, Carrie and Caleb in his “Golden Years”. You are a good friend!!

  4. Jeri, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. I know you rejoice that he is in heaven but still feel sorrow for the loss of his presence with you on earth. My prayers and thoughts and sincere condolences are with you. Julie Bosma

  5. I attached a video of grandpa on his 80th birthday opening cards and reading his “bestie book” that I put together for him :heart:

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