Dean Harrison Wooten

Dean Harrison Wooten

printed 06/11/2021


Dean Harrison Wooten, age 56, died suddenly on Monday, May 31, 2021, at Tidal Health Peninsula Regional.

Raised in Berlin, he was the son of Jane Harrison and the late William Wooten.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; two daughters, Megan and Gabby Wooten and future son-in-law, Michael Clifford.

He was proceeded in death by his devoted Saint Bernard, Maggie.

He is survived by his twin brother, Donnie Wooten, and his two sons, Will and Brandon; and sister, Tammy Balster and her son, C.J.

He recently lost his brother, Darin, who left behind two children, Molly and Michael, and their mother, Annemarie. Also surviving, his step-mother, Bonnie Wooten, and her two children, Nornie and Lisa.

Upon marriage, Dean became a son to Clarence and Barbara Hudson, a brother to Terry and her husband, Patrick Townsend, and an uncle to Taylor and Ryan.

Dean and his twin were born in Salisbury, Maryland on Oct. 12, 1964 to Jane and Bill.

Dean graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and attended Salisbury University.

On Dec. 9, 1989, he married the love of his life, Brenda. They soon welcomed two daughters, Megan and Gabby, who were the most important people of their lives.

For almost 40 years, Dean worked for his uncle, Bill Esham, as a facilities manager for the Esham properties. Dean loved showing up each day to work along side his brothers and long-time hotel staff who he considered family.

He was a devoted father, coach and mentor. He started his football coaching career for the Berlin Dolphins and most recently with the Stephen Decatur Seahawks. He coached the junior varsity team and filmed all varsity games for many years.

He had the patience of a saint, he had the skills of a craftsman who could fix anything, even if it took multiple trips to the hardware store. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and devoted dogs, Sam and Gus.

A visitation was scheduled for Monday, June 7, 2021, followed by a service at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin, Maryland.

The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Stephen Decatur High School Football Program in Dean’s memory. Send donations to: SDHS attention Tom Sites at 9913 Seahawk Road, Berlin, Maryland 21811. Letters of condolence may be sent via

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