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Daniel Wooden Sr.

veteranSep 3rd, 1944 - Sep 18th, 2020

Funeral Ceremony: 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home 

Visitation: 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia, with the presentation of military funeral honors


   Daniel R. Wooden Sr. age 76, of Iuka, Illinois, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his bedside, Friday morning, September 18, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

   He was born September 3, 1944, in Patoka, Illinois, the son of Rufus and Helen Lou (Moore) Wooden.  He was united in marriage to Carolyn Veneta Clark on December 27, 1965, at the Trinity Lutheran Church and together they have shared 54 wedding anniversaries.

   Daniel was a graduate of Kinmundy High School.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and completed his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.  He was a Vietnam Veteran and was honorably discharged in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado.  He enjoyed playing the guitar, traveling, working on cars and machinery of all kinds, and collecting old fountain pens and pen and pencil sets and in his earlier years fishing and hunting.  Daniel enjoyed ministry work of all kinds and along with Carolyn was the minister at Heritage Woods in Flora for 18 years.  He led the group the Sensational Seniors for 9 years at Faith Tabernacle Church in Flora where he and Carolyn have been active members.  Daniel was the Town Marshal in Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, worked as a logger, and later drove a truck for 50 years, the last 35 years of which was spent driving for Knapp Oil Company in Xenia until his retirement.         

   He is survived by his wife: Carolyn Wooden of Iuka; 2 sons: Daniel R. Wooden Jr. and wife Jennifer of Iuka and David E. Wooden and wife Maddie of Iuka; father: Rufus Wooden of Kinmundy; 2 grandsons: David Wooden Jr. and Braxton Wooden both of Flora; 4 step-grandchildren: Christian, Amanda, Melonie, and Brian; a brother: Robert Wooden and wife Carol of Kinmundy; and 3 nieces and 1 nephew also survive.

   He was preceded in death by his mother: Helen L. Wooden; father-in-law: Carol E. Clark Sr.; mother-in-law: Imogene Clark; brother-in-law: Carl E. Clark Jr.; and maternal grandparents: Ted and Josie Moore; and paternal grandparents: Jess and Zetta Wooden.

   A funeral ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Bro. Allen Lucas officiating.  Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Xenia, with the presentation of military funeral honors.  Visitation will be 10 a.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:



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September 19th

The greatest quartet ever is now in Heaven

Clarence jones

September 20th

My condolences,I won't be there because I have my treatment that day,we are praying for you all.

Gary and Dedra Wagoner

September 20th

Passing on our heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our prayers are with your family. We hope God blesses and comforts you during this time. Gary and Dedra (Dee) Wagoner

Ron and Tina Moses

September 21st

I was very sorry to hear about your loss. This hits home after just losing mom earlier this month. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

Greg Wiehle

September 21st

I worked with Dan for almost 20 years. Dan was in the world, but not of the world. He never let the world detract from his walk with the Lord. He was an example and inspiration to all.

Norma & J.R. Hofstetter

September 21st

Our Deepest Sympathy an Prayers to you and your family , may God give you strength at this Difficult time . You all are in our Prayers .

Pastor & Sis. Ron Townsley

October 12th

Sis. Wooden, Daniel & David: We just read Bro. Wooden’s obituary and we send you our condolences! We have many memories Of him and your family, in our hearts ! May the a Lord strengthen and comfort you!! Love and Prayers! Bro. & Sis. Townsley

Fred &Peggy Horath Kansas

October 14th

He gained his well earned wings. Sure he’s dancing on the streets of glory. God bless your family and give you peace of mind and heart. Love in Christ



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Sheldon & June Smith
Gene & Betty Pieplow
Mr&Mrs Danny Bradham
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Pam Nichols
Dwight & Betty Edgington
Jim and Linda Grove
rocky Wooden
The Helton Family
Heather Lucas
Askew Family
Nancy Coughlin & family
Hatfield Family
Norma & J.R. Hofstetter
Bob Ratts/ Jasmine Ratts
Gary and Dedra Wagoner
Ron and Tina Moses
Eddie & Virginia Lamb
Norman, Linda & Teri Dayle Haun
Jamie & Maria Farmer
Heritage Woods of Flora
Bill and Robin Atwood
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Randy and Donna Payne
Paul and Amy Durbin


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