The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


February 19, 2014

Mitchell Worley


Mr. Worley graduated from Palestine High School in 1939, and attended business college in Beaumont, Texas. He chose a career in the construction industry. Initially he was manager of George D. Broils Lumber Company in Palestine. Later he moved to Houston where he bought lots and built many houses. Still later over the next 30 years he became project manager and vice president for three separate major construction companies, developing land and building houses, townhouses, and apartment projects in Houston, Pasadena, and New Orleans, La.

In 1955 Mr. Worley and his wife bought a ranch in Freestone County, Texas, where they and their children Mickey and Ronnie, spent many a pleasant weekend, and any leisure time they had during their busy career.

Eventually Mr. Worley and his wife retired, sold their beautiful home in Houston, and moved to the ranch permanently, where he still lived until his death.

Mr. Worley was a devoted veteran of World War II. He served four years in the United States Army Air Force, during World War II, serving two years in the states and two years overseas, in the European Theater of Operations. While overseas he was assigned to the Eighth Air Force, later transferring to the Ninth Air Force, where he received several decorations for outstanding service. He received an honorable discharge in December 1945.

Mr. Worley leaves a tremendous legacy of honor, love of family, love for his church, and duty to his country.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Don Ferguson, Martin Bolton Worley, Martin Worley II, Darrel Worley, Justin Allen and Austin Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Rutledge, Mike Ivy, Alvin Ivy, Norman Ivy and Pat Ivy.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Palestine.

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