Patrick Ray Wooten
February 14, 1959 - January 9, 2024

Patrick Ray Wooten age 64, of Chickamauga, Georgia passed away Tuesday – January 9, 2024 after a long illness. Pat was born in Dade County to the late Giles and Hattie Mae Wooten. He was a graduate of Dade County High School and lived his childhood in Dade County.

Pat started his career in Emergency Medical Service in Dade Co., in 1978 with Dade County Ambulance Service. He was a 30+ year Paramedic at Hutcheson Medical Center EMS serving Catoosa, Dade and Walker Counties. He was a former Region 1 EMS Advisory Council member representing Walker Co. During his career at Hutcheson Medical Center EMS, Pat served as a Field Paramedic, Shift Captain, Deputy Chief of Operation and retired as the Director. Pat’s vision, determination and leadership helped Hutcheson Medical Center EMS become the only EMS Service in Georgia Region 1 EMS to receive the prestigious Northwest Georgia- Region 1 EMS Service of the Year four times from 1992-2000.

Pat was instrumental in many initiatives that Hutcheson Medical Center EMS attained during the late '90's and early 2000's. He helped establish the EMS Explorer Program, the EMS Bicycle Response Team and the HEMS Competition Teams that represented Hutcheson Medical Center EMS at the Georgia EMS Conferences for several years.

Pat also had a passion for Law Enforcement. He served as a Police Officer for several cities in Walker Co during his EMS career, including Chickamauga P.D. and Rossville P.D. After EMS he worked for the Walker County Sheriffs Office in serval positions, including court officer and as the medic on the SWAT Team.

One little known thing about Pat was that he was an accomplished musician. The man could pick a bass guitar as well as many pros. He even sat in with some the big names of the 80's and 90's during jam sessions here in North Georgia and in Nashville.

He had been a resident of Chickamauga, Georgia for many years. Along with his parents, Pat was preceded in death by his wife: Judy Bowers Wooten, their son: Lance Wooten, brother: Marty Wooten and sister: Betty Wimpee. He is survived by his sisters-in-law: Linda (John) Dickson and Diane (Wayne) Thomas all of Chickamauga, GA, daughter-in-law: Denita and granddaughter: Madison Wooten of Higdon, Alabama. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – Chickamauga Chapel. Online register book at

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