Ruel “Wildman” Stotts, 91, of Jamestown and formerly of Columbia died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Russell County Hospital. Born in the Breeding community of Adair County, he was the son of the late William Bennett and Zella Stotts.
Wildman was well known for his love for coon hunting and trading on various things.
His survivors include nine children, Yvonne Stotts Spoon of Orlando, Fl., Debbie Glover of Jamestown, Shelia Stotts of Campbellsville, Melissa Stotts of Columbia, April Hitchcock of Columbia, Marlena Keith of Louisville, Pamela Stotts of Scottsdale, Az., Alvin Stotts of Columbia, and Jamie Stotts of Columbia; 26 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine Stotts.
The funeral services were at 1:00pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the Estes-McKinney Cemetery.
Visitation was after 10:00am Monday at the funeral home.
Bro. Bill Warren officiated.
The pallbearers were Donnie Joe Melson, Eric Antle, David Hilty, John William Stubbs, Tommy Rector and Bobby Sullivan, and honorary pallbearers will be his dog trading friends.