Lemuel William “Lem” Wooten, Sr


Lemuel William “Lem” Wooten Sr. was born on 14 Jun 1932 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of Charlie Wray Wooten and Willie Mae Nettles Wooten.


Lemuel William Wooten was counted in the census on 12 May 1940 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a seven-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, Charles Wray Wooten; his mother, Willie MacNettles Wooten; his siblings; Shelby Jean Wooten, and Dorothy Wray Wooten; his uncles; Irby Bruce Wooten and George Vernon Wooten; and second cousin, David Williams Nettles.


On May 2, 1992, Lem Wooten was listed as a living son in the obituary of Charlie Wray Wooten.


on December 12, 2001, Lemuel W. Wooten was listed as the living son in the obituary of Willie Mae Nettles Wooten.


Elgin, South Carolina – Lemuel William Wooten, Sr., age 88, of Elgin, South Carolina passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born in Blaney, South Carolina on June 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Charlie Wooten and Willie Mae Nettles Wooten. He was a graduate of the first class at Camden Military Academy in 1951. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 70 years, Nancy Strickland Wooten, five children Deborah “Debi” Black (John), Ruthann Wooten, Lemuel Wooten Jr. (Linda), Carl Wooten (Deanne), & Susan Rankin (Jack), eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Charlie Wray Wooten II. Lem began working in the saw mill and timber business, construction business from 1969-2008. He served as a deacon of Blaney Baptist Church. He was an avid fisherman and had some great fish stories— he always had a story or a joke to tell. He loved his wife and his family above & beyond. There will be a private memorial service at Harmony Baptist Church, Elgin, SC.

Monetary donations made be made to MUSC Dept of Regenerative Medicine & Cell Biology, 173 Ashley Ave., Basic Science Bldg, Room 601, Charleston, SC 29425.

On October 21, 2021, Lemuel W. “Lem” Wooten, Sr., was listed as the deceased brother in the obituary of Shelba Wooten Mattox.

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