Jerry V. Wooden, age 74 of Springfield, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Vantage Point Nursing Center in Ashland City after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Hogan officiating. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Richard Bellar, Roane Choate, Jason Duke, Brian Nicholson, Mike Stafford, and Shane Toole serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 8 PM and Friday from 9 AM until the hour of service.
Mr. Wooden was born October 25, 1945 in Robertson County. He retired from Regal Chemical Company of Alpharetta, GA in 2012. He also worked at The Family Store in Springfield and was a teacher and coach at Westside. Jerry was an exceptional basketball player in high school and at Austin Peay State University. He enjoyed all sports more recently as a spectator.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Russell and Willie Bea Yates; brothers, George, Robert, and Earl Wooden; and sisters, Helen Rogers and Sue Campbell.
Jerry is survived by his son Jerry Vernon Wooden II and wife, Karen of Pleasant View; daughter, Julie Wooden Browning and husband, Sam of Murray, KY; granddaughter, Greyson Jean Browning of Murray, KY; brother, Ricky Yates and wife, Sandy of Cedar Hill; and sister, Barbara Jean Berry of Chapel Hill.
The family would like to thank the family and friends who have visited Jerry in the last few years. A special thanks from Jerry’s children to John and Mary Nicholson for visiting their dad every week. Your visits meant so much to him.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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