Brian Paul Wooten passed away in an automobile accident December 24th, 2019 east of Tucson on Interstate 10. He was born May 3rd, 1980 in Provo, Utah to his happy parents, Randal Mark and Janise Eckman Wooten. He married Nikki Johnston May 26th, 2005 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. He is survived by his wife, Nikki ; his parents, Randy and Janise; His siblings Joseph (Laura) & their five children, Shirley (Duane) Kartchner & their five children, Daniel (Samantha) & their two children, Karen (Willie) Mitchell & their two children, Sarah, Rachel (Jayden) Sanders & their two children, and Blaine. Brian is also survived by his grandmother, Shirley Joyce Eckman. And a very supportive extended family on both his mom's and dad's sides. On his wife, Nikki's side, he is survived by his father and mother in law, Larry and Kay Johnston, Duston (Monica) Johnston & their three children, Kristy (Adam) Brisolara & their four children, Brittany (Lance) McGee & their three children. Brian is survived by Nikki's grandmother, JoAnne Coleman. Brian grew up in Provo, Utah, Tucson, AZ, and St David, AZ. He was home-schooled with his parents, brothers and sisters. During this time, he developed an interest in computers and, as a very young student, broke the time record for completing the correspondence school's computer course. That interest soon became a skill he could use to serve and bless others as he rebuilt people's computer systems and helped remove viruses from their computers. He served a Full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Boise Idaho mission. On returning home he went to Eastern Arizona College where he met the love of his life, Nikki Johnston. They soon married, and after briefly living in St David, went to live in Mesa. While in Mesa, Brian worked in a call center supporting computer modems. After living there for a while, they decided to move to St David, where Brian worked to help people with signing up for Medicare plans. Awhile later, Brian was told about an opportunity to work for Dakota Pro, an internet provider, installing internet for people in the St David area. This had a lot to do with his skill set and allowed him serve people and improve their lives, something that Brian loved to do. Brian's life was one of service to his fellow-man and of following his Savior, Jesus Christ.
Viewings will be Friday, January 3rd from 6 to 7:30p.m. at Richardson Remembrance Center, 725 E. 4th Street Benson Arizona and Saturday, January 4th at 9:00a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 640 W. Patton, Saint David, Arizona, with services following at 10:00 a.m. at the Church.
Following the services on Saturday, a memorial location will be dedicated in the Saint David Cemetery. Interment will follow on Sunday January 5th at 2:00p.m. in the Cemetery in Young, Arizona which will be his final resting place.
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