The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


February 19, 2014

Mitchell Worley

Another member of the “Greatest Generation”, services for Mitchell Bolton Worley, 92, of Fairfield, Texas are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Chapel, Palestine, Texas with the Rev. Terry Skinner officiating. Burial will follow in Fields Chapel Cemetery, in Anderson County, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.

Mr. Worley passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 29, 1921, in Palestine, Anderson County Texas.

He was a dedicated Christian and an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher Columbus Worley and Linnie Rice Worley; a son, Larry Ronald Worley; a grandson, Logan Rae Worley; and his loving and devoted wife of more than 64 years, Mary Lucille Fain Worley, who passed away Nov. 12, 2004.

Mr. Worley was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed having his family, children and grandchildren in his home. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling. On one occasion he and his wife drove in their suburban, to the Arctic Circle and beyond, just looking at the wonders of God’s creation.

While living in Pasadena, Texas in 1952, Mr. Worley and his wife were instrumental in the forming of and the building of Sunset Methodist Church, which started out in a school house and within two years, became a major church in the area, complete with beautiful buildings and several hundred members.

Survivors include a son, Mickey Worley and wife Carolyn Bryan Worley of Fairfield, Texas; grandsons, Martin Worley of Conroe, Texas, Ret. Marine Sgt. Christopher Worley of Sequin, Texas; granddaughters, Deborah Allen of Whitehorse, Texas, Cornish Nicole Armer and husband Abraham of Sequin, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Justin Allen and wife Katie, Austin Allen, Martin Worley II, Darrel Worley, Alexis Jordan, Aaron Armer, Tryst Armer, My-Kayla Armer; four great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many other relatives and a host of friends.

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