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Roy C. Ooten, Cumberland Co., KY native (1923-2012)

He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded family with deep roots in Cumberland County, KY, and beyond. He was the husband of Esther Ooten, who survived by just a few brief hours. He leaves 18 direct living descendants. He was a retired carpenter and had been a volunteer at TJ Samson Hospital for eight years
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Roy C. Ooten, age 88 of Glasgow, Kentucky passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012 at T. J. Samson Community Hospital Emergency Room.

Joint funeral services Monday, October 01, 2012 at 2pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, KY with burial in the Modoc Cemetery. Family requests visitation from 11am-9pmCT on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Joshua Green, Coty Lynn, Jordan Medley, Wayne Likens, Jerry Ooten, and Freddie Anderson.

Honorary pallbearers: Bryant Green, Randall Vincent, and Donald Cash

Roy C. Ooten, Cumberland Co., KY native (1923-2012)

He was born on Friday, November 2, 1923 in Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late Silas "Cy" and Sarah Jane Ooten. He died Friday, September 28, 2012, in Glasgow, Barren County, KY, at the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 26 days.

He was a retired carpenter and was a volunteer at T. J. Samson Community Hospital for eight years.

He preceded his wife Esther Wright Ooten in death who also passed away later the same day.

Survivors include:
  • Two Daughters: Brenda Green and her husband Bryant of Glasgow, Kentucky and Shirley Terry of Linwood, Kentucky

  • Six grandchildren: Pam (Jeff) Medley, Richard (Leslie) Green, Dianna (Ken) Hutcherson, Kelly (Darrell) Shake, Tonika Meredith, Tyra Bentley

  • Nine great grandchildren

  • And one great great grandchild

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
Send a condolence to the family of Roy C. Ooten

Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Roy C. Ooten, Cumberland Co., KY native (1923-2012)

2012-09-29 - 304 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY - Photo from Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.
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