A native of Floyd County, Mr. Whorton was born Aug. 17, 1928, a son of the late William T. Whorton, Sr., and the late Josephine Sims Whorton.
He was a graduate of the Cave Spring High School, and a veteran of the U. S. Navy. Mr. Whorton was employed at the G. E. Company in Rome for 35 years. He was a member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, a member of the Mackey Lodge # 120 F & AM, the Cave Spring Ruritan, the Cave Spring Historical Society and the Floyd County Cattleman’s Association.
Besides his parents, Mr. Whorton was preceded in death by his brother, William T. Whorton, Jr. in 1983; his sister, Faye Lindsey Ingram in 2005; and by a grandson in 1986.
Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Mathis, to whom he was married March 12, 1954;
one son, Timothy Paul Whorton and his wife Lisa of Canton and by two daughters, Gweneth E. Whorton Lewis and her husband Rev. Benjie Lewis of Blairsville, and Terry Lynn Whorton Lee and her husband Alan of Woodstock. Six grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Saturday June 30 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring with Rev. Benjie Lewis and Dr. John Connell officiating.
Interment followed in the Rehoboth Community Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Vann, Cleve Jackson, Chris Jackson, and Mr. Whorton’s grandsons, Dustin Lewis, Matthew Lewis, Andrew Whorton, Blake Whorton and Peyton Lee.
In leiu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, P.O. Box 327, Cave Spring, Georgia, 30124 or to the Floyd County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 3 Central Plaza, Rome, Georgia 30161.
John House’s Cave Spring Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.