Arley Eska “Curley” Wooten Obituary

Arley Eska “Curley” Wooten

Arley Eska “Curley” Wooten passed away in Weatherford, Texas on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the age of 95 years.

Curley was preceded in death by his parents Parma Aron and Lee Eudora (nee George) Wooten; brothers Bill and Herschel and sister Polly; son Gerald Van Wooten; wife Virginia (nee Campbell) Wilcox Wooten (on June 12, 2013), and her son Gus E. Wilcox, Jr.

Curley is survived by his daughter Gwendolyn June Wooten McKee of San Angelo and Virginia’s daughter Geraldine Wilcox Calhoun and her husband Denny of Las Cruces, New Mexico, a brother Arnold Wooten of Houston, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchild.

Curley and Evelyn O’Harrow were married in 1939.  To this union, Gwendolyn June Wooten and Gerald Van Wooten were born.

Curley and Virginia Campbell Wilcox were married in El Paso, Texas in November 1964 and were members of San Angelo’s First Baptist Church.

Curley was born in Cisco, Texas on August 17, 1919.  In his early years, he worked in local Cisco businesses and cafes and then for the Cactus Hotel, Banner’s Creamery, and Bolinger’s Plumbing in San Angelo.  Curley began his plumbing career digging ditches and after passing the Texas Master Plumbers Exam with the highest score in the state, opened Wooten Plumbing & Heating in San Angelo in 1954.  Up until his retirement in 1977, Curley worked with all major businesses, contractors, and individuals in the greater San Angelo area and across the State of Texas.  After retirement Curley and Virginia greatly enjoyed traveling to each of the states, spending winters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with their “motor home friends”, and visiting their families and friends.

Graveside services were held at Cisco’s Oakwood Cemetery on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to [Cowboys for Cancer Research, PO BOX 202, Dona Ana, NM 88032 or online at