BENNIE JAMES HOOTEN NOV. 6, 1935 - DEC. 9, 2018
On Sunday, December 9th, Bennie James Hooten passed away at the age of 83. Also known as “B.J.”, he was a loving husband, father and papa.
Bennie was born in Quitman, Arkansas, November 6th, 1935 to Lula and Tom Hooten. Bennie enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served our country for four years. He later retired from United Grocers. BJ had a lifelong passion for horses, roping and riding. Tall, slim and handsome he was a true cowboy and won many roping competitions.
Bennie is survived by loving wife Marcella Hooten, daughters Pamela Welch, Lisa Ross and Gina Green, step-sons Bobby Roberts and Kenneth Roberts, six grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughters Roselle Reynolds and Darla Hooten, and grandson Brett Neil.
There will be a graveside service Monday, January 7th at 1PM at Merced Calvary Cemetery.