Charles Ray Whitworth, 65, Nevada, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.
Charles was born April 11, 1947, in Trenton to Homer and Beulah (Manley) Whitworth. He attended school in Excelsior Springs.
Charles married Virginia Foley on Jan. 22, 1967, in Excelsior Springs. They were married 45 years before Charles’ passing. To this union four children were born. They spent the majority of their married life in Excelsior Springs where Charles was employed as a welder.
Charles enjoyed his one daughter and three sons. He taught his children how to work hard, take care of family and respect others. Charles loved telling jokes and had a special way of making his family laugh. His grandchildren, who were very special to Charles, said they will remember him best as an encourager, teacher and compassionate grandfather who loved them all deeply.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors include: his wife, Virginia (Foley) Whitworth, of the home; four children – Loretta Roush and husband – Excelsior Springs, Chris Whitworth and wife – Milo, Kevin Whitworth and wife – Idaho and Joe Whitworth – Nevada; 17 grandchildren; presently 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Harman and husband – Kearney.
Services were held on Thursday, Jan. 4, in the First Baptist Church in Nevada with Rev. Hubert Fox officiating. Burial followed in Polley Cemetery in Excelsior Springs under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Randy Harvey, Rick Barbosa, Gary Coulter and grandsons – Luke Titus, Bradley Whitworth and Caleb Whitworth.
Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.