302-478-7100 Wilmington & Hockessin, DE

Glenn H. Wootten

Glenn H. Wootten, 83, of Wilmington passed away on October 15, 2020. He passed peacefully at home after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family, who will miss him dearly.
He was born in Philadelphia in 1937 to Hazel Marie Mizner Wootten and J. Harvey Wootten. The family lived on Chestnut Street in Darby, Pa., and Glenn graduated from Pennington Prep High School in New Jersey. He met his future wife, Carol Anne Cole, in 1958, just after Glenn joined the Army. The couple married in 1960 while he was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. They started a family and returned to the US in 1962, settling in Folcroft, Pa. They moved to North Wilmington in 1969, where they have lived ever since. Glenn’s experience in the Army led him to a career in early commercial computers, starting as a punch-card sorter, and advancing to be a software developer and trainer for several companies, including S.S. White and Software International.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carol Anne Cole Wootten, three children, Valerie C. Selekman (Joshua), Glenn T. Wootten (Cheryl), Scott M. Wootten (Jennifer), eight grandchildren (who affectionately call him Pop-pop), Joshua A. (Rebekah), Stephanie (Devendra), Michelle (Lea), Katie, Julie, Alec, Grace, and Benjamin, and 6 great-grandchildren, Samuel, Jonah, Kevin, Savannah, Olivia, and Rhiannon, and one sister, Sandra F. Clark.
In his spare time, Glenn enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake, woodworking, model trains, and tinkering with all things technical. But most of all, he loved his family and enjoyed spending holidays and vacations with them. He will long be remembered for his bear hugs and his joyful laugh. Pop-pop: The Man, the Myth, the Legend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Glenn’s memory to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Funeral Services

Services will be held privately.


    Uncle David lit a candle and writes,
    Love all you guys.
    10/16/2020 08:33 pm
    Allison and David Kaplan lit a candle and writes,
    We will miss his hugs and challenging him at the family Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl.
    10/16/2020 09:25 pm
    Hannah and Bob Lundeen lit a candle and writes,
    We will miss his warm hugs and big smile. Love and light to his family.
    10/16/2020 10:33 pm
    Eileen Cunniffe lit a candle and writes,
    Sending love to all. So many warm memories of a kind and generous man. And those amazing hugs for everyone, at every gathering.
    10/17/2020 08:57 am
    Watson Family lit a candle and writes,
    Sending Love to all the Wootten family. We have happy memories of Glenn from so many family gatherings. Sending love and big hugs. The Watson Family
    10/17/2020 09:36 am
    Tom and Jean Rim lit a candle and writes,
    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We have warm memories of a kind and gentle man and know that he will be missed. Wishing you peace and love in these trying times.
    10/17/2020 09:48 am
    Michael & Suzanne Saltzberg writes,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He was a kind man who was warm and welcoming to all.
    10/17/2020 10:34 am
    David Hornberger lit a candle and writes,
    Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time.
    10/17/2020 11:07 am
    Mike & Dawn Abbamondi lit a candle and writes,
    Our hearts are with you - we will miss your dad’s great big smile - he was always happy to see us and we felt welcome celebrating with your family ❤️ Love to all the Wootten Family near and far - he leaves a great legacy of his love behind.
    10/17/2020 04:35 pm
    Joe Day writes,
    I remember Glenn from my time at Software International in the early 80s. He would visit the office in Andover, MA and accompanied me on a few customer visits. He was a true gentleman and such a nice person. A visit from Glenn always brightened your day. My condolences to Glenn's entire family.
    10/18/2020 09:17 am
    Sister Margaret Cunniffe, OSF lit a candle and writes,
    My prayers are with all the family in sharing your loss. Even yesterday I looked for Carol and Glenn at Farmer's Market -- always a joyful reunion!
    10/18/2020 11:24 am
    Bill Sartin lit a candle and writes,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
    10/18/2020 01:16 pm
    Adam and Lynda Lemisch lit a candle and writes,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. We remember a positive and passionate man who always had a kind word for all. We will miss him.
    10/18/2020 01:53 pm
    Andrea Jacobs lit a candle and writes,
    Every time I saw him, whether it was as teens in high school or at 4th of July gatherings or just running into him in the neighborhood he had a big joyful smile. Sending love to the whole Wooten family, may your memories of him be a blessing for you always.
    10/18/2020 09:13 pm
    Rachel Selekman and John Walsh writes,
    We were fortunate to spend many wonderful times together for over 25 years. Those get-togethers won’t be the same without Glenn’s ebullient smile and solid hugs, but those memories will always be with us. Our sincerest condolences to the whole family.
    10/19/2020 08:09 am
    michael holodick Michaels barber shop bellfonte writes,
    the barbers at Michaels send our condolences to the Wooten family. we will miss Glen as he was not only such a good customer for many years but always a pleasure to have in our shop. such a good person!!
    10/19/2020 05:39 pm
    Brian and Catherine Coughlin writes,
    Very sad to hear of Mr Woottens passing. Our deepest condolences to the Wootten family. God bless you.
    10/19/2020 07:20 pm

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