Charles Edwin Worley

charles worley

April 12, 1918 ~ September 19, 2004

Resided in: Black Mountain, NC

Charles Edwin (Ed) Worley, 86, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2004, at Highland Farms, Black Mountain, NC. Mr. Worley’s family first settled in Buncombe County in 1796, and he was the son of Charles Garrett Worley and Addie Lytle Worley, who with his sister, Mary Katherine Ducker, preceded him in death. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps and was retired as manager of American Cab Company. He was a member of West Asheville Presbyterian Church where he served many years as an elder and was designated as an elder emeritus, and he worked on many committees within the Asheville Presbytery, including the Presbyterian Home for Children. He was a founding member of the Rhododendron Civitan Club and was a member of the Good Sams Club. Mr. Worley is survived by his wife of 62 years, Evelyn H. Worley; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R. and Nancy K. Worley, and David G. and Dianne C. Worley, all of Asheville; grandchildren, Charles A. Worley of Bradenton, FL, and Megan R. Worley of Asheville, and his niece Twyla D. Evans of Hawthorne, NJ. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Wednesday at West Asheville Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Will Gaines officiating. A private burial will be held at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7:00-9:00 pm Tuesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Asheville Presbyterian Church, 690 Haywood Road or to the Presbyterian Home for Children, 80 Lake Eden Road, Black Mountain, NC 28711.

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  1. My deepest condolences to Charlie
    and family. Mr. Worley will be
    deeply missed by the entire community.
    Marlisa Mills

  2. Evelyn, Charles, David and other Family Members, We know Ed has been ill for some time; however, regardless of age, health, or any other circumstance we are never ready to lose our loved ones. The only possible comfort comes from our Faith in the Sovereignty of God and the manifested concern of caring friends. Ed and I served on both the diaconate and the session of the W. A. Presbyterian Church together and always enjoyed a great relationship. We are thinking of you at this time and will hold you in our prayers. Zunita and Joe

  3. Evelyn and Family Members, Ed and I always enjoyed kidding each other and he will be missed. I hope it helps in some small way to know that others are thinking of you, sharing in your loss, and remembering you in our prayers. Mary

  4. My sympathy and prayers are with Charles R. Worley and all the Worley family.
    Annie M. Gossett

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. If I can do anything, please let me know.

  6. It was a privilege to know Ed Worley and serve as his pastor for 6 years. Ellen and I will always remember his courage and strength in face of his physical challenges. Despite those challenges I never remember a time when he wasn’t smiling. We praise God with thanksgiving for his life!

  7. As a young person growing up in West Asheville and the West Asheville Presbyterian Church, I was privileged to know the Worley family and Ed Worley. There are many very positive memories from that time. I want Charlie, David and their Mother to know that their loss is shared by those of us that have known him. Bob Miller

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