Ruth Wootton Fraker

July 5, 1922March 31, 2014

Fraker, Ruth Elizabeth Wootton, July 5, 1922 to March 31, 2014, Ruth’s family rejoices in knowing that she has reunited with her soul-mate, Turn. Ruth and Turn (Luther Turnley Fraker, deceased 2002) were married on October 12, 1946 at the Jettersville Christian Church. Ruth was a graduate of Burkeville High School and Smithdeal-Massey Business College. She was the sixth of nine children born to Edgar and Annie Carter Wootton and raised on a dairy farm in Nottoway County, VA. She came to Richmond and became a bookkeeper, wife, and mother of twins, Captain (Navy retired) Robert T. Fraker, MD (Katie) and William W. Fraker (Nancy). She was well-loved by her grandchildren, Chris Fraker (Sara) of Tucson, Robert Fraker (Katie) of Richmond, Alison Fraker of Chicago, Whitney Fraker of Fayetteville, NC, and Joseph Fraker of Richmond. She is survived by her step-grandchildren: Jason Lacy (Jody) of Richmond, Tia Witiak (David) of Richmond, and Kira Marotta of Huntington Beach, CA. She has one great-grandson (Ethan Fraker of Tucson), and two step-great-grandsons (Gabriel and Noah Lacy of Richmond). In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by the following siblings: Capt. (Navy retired) James C. Wootton (Jean), Sadie Brightwell (William), Byrd Garnett (James), Ella Gammon (Turner), Martha Timberlake (Ben), Robert C. Wootton (Frances). She is survived by one sister, Rebecca Edwards (John), and one brother, Percy Wootton, MD (Jane), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to family obligations, she was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a volunteer for Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. She was a charter member of the Bon Air Christian Church and a member of the Jamestown Society, the Colonial Dames, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Huguenot Society, and the Virginia Genealogical Society. She looked for reasons to bring family together and cook a meal. She was known for her nearly boundless energy, an outgoing and positive attitude, and baking fruit cakes. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to Voluntary Service (135), Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23249.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Huguenot Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., Midlothian,Va. where services will be held 2 pm Thursday, April 3, 2014.Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, 9600 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, VA 23235. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 3, 2014

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Leslie Lampella

April 4, 2014

We extend our sympathies to the family of Ruth Fraker. Ruth was a true friend to my family, especially my mother Lib. From hayrides to wedding celebrations she shared her time and home with us. We enjoyed meals, fruit cake, and laughter together. She was a wonderful lady.

Connie & Phil Solomon

April 2, 2014

With deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. May her legacy of love of family continue on forever. While never having the pleasure of meeting Mrs Fraker, I felt like I got a glimpse of the wonderful woman she was through the stories shared by her loved ones. Rest in peace Mrs Fraker

April 1, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of Ruth Fraker. She was one of Gods strongest women. My prayers are with the family.

Cathy Wheless BACC

Bud Hazelgrove, GM

March 31, 2014

Please accept Woody staff condolences for your loss. You can depend on us to assist you on this journey and we will strive for your complete satisfaction while your loved one is in our care. We believe you deserve nothing less. For these difficult days, we will be honored to have you consider our home and family a part of yours.