Joseph Ervin Wooten, 76, of San Angelo died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in San Angelo. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center in Garden City with Ron Murphy officiating.
Ervin was born in Hale Center, Texas, July 19, 1936, to J.E. and Ruth (Sanders) Wooten. Ervin was a longtime resident of Glasscock County, serving as a member of the Glasscock County school board, justice of the peace and county commissioner.
He graduated from Garden City high school in 1954 and married his high school sweetheart, Bertie Mae Robinson, in 1955. His greatest fulfillment was providing for his family and he always made sure his extended family was also taken care of. His nieces and nephews thought of him as their father figure. It was a great thrill for his grandsons to ride in the â€śbig truckâ€ť and drive around the county with â€śPapaâ€ť when they would come to visit.
He was a big man with a big heart who was always there to help whoever needed it.
Ervin is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bertie (Robinson); brother, Jerry (Alma) Wooten of Fredericksburg, Texas; sons, Joe (Judy) Wooten of Minooka, Ill., and Gerald (Donna) Wooten of Sheffield, Texas; grandsons, Joey (Sara), Bobby, Tommy, Jimmy and Britt Wooten. He is also survived by his special nieces and nephews, Cindy Nunally, Pam (Ryan) Walker, Jim (Carlyn) Williams, Corky (Sherrie) Turner, Becky (John) Nelson; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
Ervin was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joanne Turner; and sons, Stuart and David.
The family would like to thank BRC Hospice for their care, which made Ervinâ€™s last days comfortable.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to their favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com