Maj. Wooten A. York (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

WASHINGTON, Ga. - Maj. Wooten Anderson York, US Army Retired, age 67 of Pecan Grove Rd, died Saturday, 22 October 2011 in Wilkes County, GA. A memorial service will be held at Beggs Funeral Home on Friday, 28 October 2011 at 1300 hours (1:00 p.m.) with Rev. David Inglett officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow the service in the Social Room at First Assembly of God, 328 May Avenue, Lincolnton, GA. Maj. York, son of the late William J. and Doris Bunch York was a native of Wilkes County and a 1962 graduate of Lincolnton High School. He graduated from North Georgia College in 1966 with a degree in Physical Education. Immediately upon graduation, he was commissioned into the U. S. Army. Maj. York served as an explosives demolition officer in both Korea and Vietnam and additionally served in the reserves from 1980 to 1986. In addition to his progressive promotions to the rank of Major, he was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star and the RVN Gallantry Cross. Survivors include his wife, Joy C. York, son, Andrew W. York, Atlanta, daughter, Rebecca S. Magner(Dustin), Tampa, FL, grandson, James Patrick Magner, Tampa, brother, William J. York, Jr. (Betty), Lincolnton, niece, Brooks York Smith and William Jesse York, III and his four dogs, YoYo, GiGi, Molly and Mo. Please visit www.beggs to sign the guestbook. Beggs Funeral Home, 200 May Avenue, Lincolnton, GA 30817, Phone 706-359-4117