HARRY WHORTEN

Died: Fri., Jun. 5, 2020


Private Interment


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 19, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


Private Services

1:00 PM Fri., Jun. 19, 2020
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


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Harry Whorton Jr. was born August 9, 1940 to the late Harry G. Whorton and Esther B. Whorton.  This marriage would produce (5) children, Harry Jr., Cecil S. Bostic (deceased), Ella Whorton, Sandra Proctor, and Jacqueline Whorton (deceased). 

Harry affectionately known as GUPPY, HARRY JR. or TIGHTROPE joined the United States Army in April of 1958 as a Military Policeman.   Harry Jr. was Honorably Discharged from the Military and was employed with International Harvester in the Engine Knock-Out Department.

Harry was a man with many talents, rather it be working on vehicles, construction or just mentoring whomever he came in contact with.  He was never a stranger to anyone. He didn't mind sharing his Wealth of Knowledge.  He would look for the opportunity to debate with his cousin, Clarissa “Fluffy”.

Harry loved his family from both sides of his parents.  He would always make his rounds around town visiting everyone at some time of the week.  Everyone anticipated his stay, rather it be hours at a time, or it could turn into months.  He never hesitated to lean back on a chair or sofa which would then eventually turn into him snoring.  You could have a party around him while he slept and never disturb a wink.  Christmas visits were his favorite.  He always looked forward to the tray of nuts to crack open.

ln 1996 Harry united in Holy Matrimony to Joyce Tyler.  This marriage lasted 24 years until his death.

Harry had many proud dad moments throughout the years.  In 1996 he would watch proudly as daughter, Angela would walked the stage to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her Master’s degree in Health Administraton.  Another would be 2019 as Sonya walked the stage receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Health  Administration.  He could count on Tanya during his ailing years to stockpile dinner plates for him and make sure he took his meds. 

Harry was amazed when he finally knew how to operate his cell phone.  He always wanted a camera to have on hand, when he learned how to take pictures and receive them by phone, he became a Proud Grand-Dad.  He always wanted to know if you had seen his latest pictures of the grandbabies.  He would talk often of (Cayden) as he grew.  Overall, he was proud of all his children and their progress.

Harry leaves to cherish his legacy, sons, Michael A. Fletcher, Chris A. Whorton, and Corey A. Whorton; daughters, Angela Applewhite (David), Tanya M. Whorton, Mary L. Fletcher (deceased), Sonya K. Whorton, and Angel Whorton Paige (Brian); (7) grandsons; (10) granddaughters, and a host great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many cousins, uncles, aunts, other extended relatives and many friends.

 

Humbly Submitted……………………..The Family

 

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Tonya Scott
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020
I'm sorry for the loss of your love one. I express my Deepest Sympathy to you and family. God Bless this family with pease.

T Scott

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