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Celebrating the life of

Richard Allen Wotring

July 17, 1943 - May 04, 2024

Richard Allen Wotring

Richard Allen Wotring, born on July 17, 1943, and a proud Marine, transitioned from this life on May 4, 2024, at the age of 80.

Dickie’s dedication to service extended far beyond his military tenure. After his honorable service with the Marines, he became a Mason and a proud member of the American Legion Post 184 and continued his commitment to bettering the lives of others as a devoted member of Local 188, where he tirelessly advocated for the rights and well-being of his fellow union members. Dickie’s unwavering sense of duty, coupled with his compassionate spirit, left an enduring impact on all who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy of selflessness and service will continue to inspire generations to come.

Dickie will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and the community he served with such dedication and devotion. Dickie is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Joann. His daughters Theresa, Shannon and husband Gene Linton, Jayme. 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors is in charge of all arrangements 



I love you so much you will always have a place in my heart

- Kendall stooksbury, Savannah , Georgia

I will miss you terribly. I love you more

- Jayme Hullum, Thunderbolt, Georgia

Uncle Dickie you will always be in our heart! We know you are in heaven with my daddy, uncle Donnie and granny now❤️

- Maryann Black , Rincon , Ga

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

- Nancy and Rufus Taylor, Jacksonville, FL

So sorry for your loss, the family is in my prayers.

- Joe Doney, Midway , Georgia

Condolence to Joanne and all the Wotring Family. May Dickie rest in peace. Frank and Glenda Rossiter

- Dr and Mrs Frank P. Rossiter Jr , Savannah, GA

I hope you’ll dance at my wedding in heaven

- Addie Stooksbury , Thunderbolt , Georgia

Knowing who my dad was makes me proud,I have more love for him and I am grateful for him,I just wish others would follow in his footsteps and not try to be him ,no one else is what my dad was I just wish there was not such judgement in other which have no right then maybe I could have been closer , thank you dad for being you .I love you your oldest daughter, which for somebody thought it was there place to not mention,but I will miss you

- Theresa his oldest Daughter which seems to be left out , Savannah , Ga

Poppy(My Daddy), I love you more than words can ever explain. When life was showing me to be ordinary, you always taught me to be extraordinary. You are our Rock! Our provider, our leader and protector! Your legacy lives on through your Grandchildren, if anyone is your advocate for making sure that happens it’s me! You taught me everything I know and then some. We love you and will keep your memory alive forever! Thank you for the beautiful life you gave me when my parents chose otherwise! You saved me from a lifetime of struggle and helped mold me through that example of love and dedication! I love you! Your Granddaughter Sydni.

- Sydni , Savannah , Georgia

Seeing you down at the pool with the dogs watching your grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren swim and that big smile on your face was priceless. You are one of a kind and when that red Cardinal showed up in the yard this morning I know that was you just checking in. We all miss you so much and we all love you so much but you can rest now soldier your tour is over. We love you Poppy Lee and Lisa Ciucevich

- Lisa Ciucevich, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

Hooyah! Rest easy Devil Dog, you’ve earned it, we have the watch!

- Jayme Wotring Hullum, Savannah, Georgia

I extend sympathy to Richard's family on his passing especially to Shannon a colleague and a friend. I have never met Richard, but if I should used my affiliation to Shannon as a yardstick to measure the worth of this man I can safely conclude that he is very dignified. My his soul rest I peace.

- Barrington Mighton , Bloomingdale , Georgia

May you find comfort in the loving memories of your loved one. I want you to know that my family and I are thinking of you and your family, and sending heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. We are praying and claiming strength and peace during this time of grief.

- Ms. Lavana Bailey , Savannah , Georgia

I miss you so much! The world lost a great man when God took you home. RIP (Devil Dog!) Dickey, I'm on watch now. I love you.

- Shannon Linton, Savannah, GA

We will miss hearing more. We love you and know you are in heaven watching over us. Until we meet again

- Lee and Lisa Ciucevich , Thunderbolt , Ga

It saddens me to be leaving this message, but I hope that Mr. Wotring is truly at rest. I’ve been blessed to know his daughter, Shannon, and have her be a guiding light in my life. The richness of her character and size of her heart truly must be a testament to how excellent of a man he was. How excellent of a father. My family and I are praying for healing and peace of all loved ones.

- Breana Brittian, Pooler, GA

When Linda and I learned of Dickie's passing, we were deeply saddened to learn that another fine neighbor was gone. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with Joann and all of the family. He will be missed.

- Jim Wilharm, Savannah, Georgia

Joeann I am sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers also to your family

- Pamela Ryals, Rincon, Ga

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel