Simon Grenade Wooten, Jr.

August 6, 1921January 30, 2013
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Simon Grenade Wooten, Jr., fondly know as Grenade, age 91, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2013 surrounded by his adoring family. He was born August 6, 1921 in Leslie, Georgia and has lived in Jacksonville since 1924. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Navy during WWII and stationed at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville. He attended the University of Florida and attained a degree in art from the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL. He spent his entire career in advertising, serving as Advertising Manager of Furchgott’s & Ivey’s Department Stores and the Orlando Sentinel. He is survived by his loving wife Doris Darden Wooten, his daughters Pam Wooten and Connie Inman (Tommy) and a son Gary Parnaby (Janice), 4 Grandchildren, 6 Great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless numbers who called him Friend. His love for the Lord was witnessed by all he met, his eager smile and loving words will be long remembered. He was a ‘Gentle Man’ in so very many ways. He lived his life to serve others. He was pre-deceased in death by his wife Margaret Clark Wooten, parents Mattie Howell Clark and Simon Grenade Wooten, Sr., and sister Mildred Harper. Those wishing may make a donation in Grenade’s memory to: the NE Florida Multiple Sclerosis Society at 4237 Salisbury Road #406, Jacksonville, Florida 32216. The family will receive friends at 2:30pm followed by the Funeral Service to be held at 3:30 pm on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simon Grenade Wooten, Jr.

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Kathy Mathis

February 8, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We have many fond memories of Mr. Wooten and we pray that your loving and wonderful memories will bring you comfort along with the Peace that passeth all understanding!

Kathy Bernreuter Mathis & Family

Dawn Starling

February 7, 2013

Ms. Wooten, I am so sorry for your loss! I love you both so much and I know you will be fine because you believe in God! Take care of you sweetness!! Dawn

February 4, 2013

Mr. Wooten was a fabulous and funny man! Never complained and was so dedicated to his wife Doris! I drew their blood many years and got to know them well. He was so happy all of the time. Mrs Wooten, I am so sorry for your loss and know that I think about you both all of the time! Dawn

February 3, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. May bless & comfort you. Love, Hazel Ryan & Family

Cheryl Warner

February 2, 2013

I had the privilege of getting to know Mr. Wooten over the past few months. He was such a kind soul. I see that same virtue living on in his family who I know and love - Connie, his daughter and Amy, his granddaughter. I wish you all comfort, peace, and cherished memories as you mourn your loss and celebrate Nade's life.

February 1, 2013

Junior, I hope you and Roy, will get together soon with Granddaddy Clark to catch a bass. I know they have them there.
Love You all ways,