Edward Lee “Big Edd” Wooden, 68, of Pikeville, Tennessee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at his home after suffering through many illnesses over the years.
He was born November 28, 1949 to Arthur and Eliza. Edd was a graduate of the Bledsoe County High School Class of 1967. He was a member and attended Shady Vale Church of God. Edd enjoyed worshipping the Lord with his church family.
Edd enjoyed 10 years of retirement after 20 years of service to the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s office where he was first a dispatcher, a deputy, and then finished his career as a School Resource Officer. Prior to his years of service to the Bledsoe Co. Sherriff’s office, he worked at numerous jobs including a school bus driver, the oil drilling industry, the Bledsoe County Highway Department, Bledsoe Farmers Co-op, construction, and as a truck driver for Fields Trucking.
Edd enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, entertaining in their home where family and friends always gathered, camping, road trips and driving tours with his wife, and classic cars, especially his 1949 Ford Coupe. Edd loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them and making memories.
A man of great wisdom, Edd was often referred to lovingly by his wife as the “Wise One.” He enjoyed listening to various types of music including gospel, blues, country, and bluegrass.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Eliza Solomon Fields, and his father, Arthur Lee Wooden; two brothers, Jerry Wooden and Wendell “Ham” Wooden; sister, Wanda “Keet” Zane; grandparents, Bill and Eula Solomon, Eli and Buba Wooden, and Virgil and Wilva Fields.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jacquelynn Parrino Wooden, of 34 years; dad, Ray Fields; son, Tim Churches; daughter-in-law, Jessica Swafford Churches; one granddaughter, Kaylynn Churches; one grandson, Karter Churches, all of Pikeville, one sister, Sue Wooden (Doug) Holland, of Naples, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
A Celebration of Life was held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Donnie Lawson, Bro. James Daggett, Bro. Jerry Merciers, and Bro. Wayne Wicker officiating. Burial was in McDowell Cemetery. Law Enforcement officers of Bledsoe County served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Pikeville Funeral Home to help with final expenses.
Condolences can be made at www.pikevillefuneralhome.com.
Pikeville Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.