Craig Anthony Wooten

April 10, 1962October 24, 2018
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It is with deeply saddened hearts that we say goodbye to our beloved brother, son, father, and friend, Craig Anthony Wooten. Craig was born on April 10, 1962 and was the youngest of four children in our family.

Craig went to St. Ambrose Catholic School, then to St. Pius X High School for his freshman, sophomore, and junior year. His senior year was at S.P. Waltrip Sr. High School. Craig loved playing football and baseball in his younger years at the Oaks Dads Club in the Oak Forest area where he grew up. He also played high school football and baseball.

Following his school years, Craig worked in the coffee and vending business and eventually had a company of his own, Craig's Coffee and Vending Service. Later, he joined mom and dad to help them manage their used car dealership, A.W. Enterprise. Craig, like his dad, had the gift for sale. He was always extremely warm and friendly with a big heart. He made friends easily. Most would agree that he was a very good-looking guy with a beautiful smile and a lot of charm.

Craig had a deep need to be connected with family and friends of which he had many. He loved his children; he loved fishing in the gulf. He loved getting the whole family together at the farm or getting a group together for a trip to Mexico. He was very giving of himself and was always networking, trying to connect people to fill a need. Craig was extremely close to mom and dad and when dad passed in 2015, he felt the need to be there to help and protect mom.

Craig was always very devoted to staying in shape and he dedicated a lot of time in the gym over the years. He was extremely strong, but for whatever reason, he came to develop some worrisome issues with his heart in the last couple of years, which had been ongoing and had apparently progressed, but he did not let on about it until it was too late. He died on October 24, 2018, at the young age of 56, due to complications from his heart, liver, and kidney failure. I can't express the deep sense of sorrow and loss we have experienced. It was so unexpected and shock and disbelief have not left us.

Craig was preceded in death by our dad, Andy Poe Wooten, Jr., and by our niece, Misty Wooten. He leaves behind his mother, Mary Ann Wooten; his daughter, Caila Adkins, and husband Malcolm; his son, Craig Anthony Wooten, Jr.; and his granddaughter Andie Paige Adkins. He also leaves behind his sister Linda Robinson and husband, Larry; his brothers Andy J. Wooten and wife, Susan, and Terry Wooten and wife, Margaret; along with numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he sincerely loved.

Craig did not fear death; he openly professed his deep faith in God. Our only solace and comfort is knowing that out beloved brother is no longer struggling, but is in his eternal home basking in the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Until we meet again little brother. We will always cherish our beautiful and wonderful time and memories of you.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Prayer Service Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Reception Monday, October 29, 2018

Craig Anthony Wooten

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Randy Dawson

November 9, 2018

Craig and I were friends in the fourth grade at St. Ambrose. We moved away but I always remembered my friends there. My brother who is in the car business mentioned Craig's name and I knew that was him. We spoke briefly on the phone and planned to visit and I am so sad we never had the chance. Rest in Peace Craig.

Denise Vandermey

November 1, 2018

Gods blessings to all of Craig's loved ones. Our prayers are with you.

Christine Hebert-Diamond

October 31, 2018

Forever in our hearts... we shared some great times together. My son Corbin and I are so saddened to hear of Craig’s passing. While we hadn’t seen Craig in years , he will always have a special place in our hearts. Our sincere condolences to all the family and friends who he blessed over the years. He was loved by many.. 🙏💗

Gail McDonald

October 29, 2018

My deepest sympathy to all the members of the Wooten family, who were so much a part of the Palermo family's happy times when all the children were growing up. It is especially hard to lose someone who is so young. May the closeness of the family to one another, which is visible in all the photographs, continue to provide comfort to you all.
Gail Palermo McDonald


October 29, 2018 I just am in disbelief it wasn't too long ago we spoke, talked about old times that were very much good times. Even through the phone I could feel your smile and hear your laughter. Thank you for sharing your heart and family with me if even for only a short time. You came in my life when I felt like love no longer could exist yet you showed me it did as well as with chivalry. I will always hold a piece of you in my heart. You will never be forgotten. As you would say "sleep with the angels" my dear sweet Craig. XO

Glenda Tevebaugh West Oualline

October 28, 2018

I send my deepest sympathy to the family. Craig grew up 3 doors down from me on Lamonte St. He was just a baby when I met him. I do remember Linda & I occasionally took care of him. It comes as no surprise to me that he was such a wonderful young man. My prayers go out to all the family. glenda

Suzanne Yarbrough

October 28, 2018

Love you Craig you changed my life with your positive attitude and looking forward in life be a better person love you man I'll see you in heaven

Janet and Jeff Jacobson

October 28, 2018

Rest in peace angel. Sending thoughts and prayers for all friends and family. 💙

Deborah Adams

October 27, 2018

Craig .
Such great memories, laughter and practical jokes we play on each and staff @ A W Enterprises..
You, were such a awesome friend.

Always and Forever...💖

Margaret and Jack Wier

October 27, 2018

Our condolences to all in the family.

His smile was the first impression that greeted a person along with his wonderful personality.

We know it is devastating to lose him but knowing he is saved and that he has gone to a beautiful place with our Lord and saviour is rewarding.

May God wrap his arms around you all.

Our prayers, hugs and love are going out to you all.

Mary, Linda and all we love you.

We have always felt a part of your family.

God Bless and Keep you.

So very sorry for your loss.