George Tyrannis Worley

george worley

May 23, 1938 ~ July 19, 2021

Born in: Haywood Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC

George Tyrannis Worley, 83, of Leicester, NC passed away July 19, 2021.

Mr. Worley was the son of the late George Raby Worley and Artie Scott Worley. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Macie Scott (Alden Worley), Reva Ferguson, Wilma Worley, Sue Worley, Malinda Lusk, brother, Tom Worley (Katherine Worley), and one granddaughter, Keisha Marie Worley.

He worked in the Timber Industry for 54 years, and retired from WNC Pallet Company with 27 years of service. He restored many award winning cars and trucks, and enjoyed traveling in his 1951 Mack Motor Home.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth C. Worley; children, Georjeana Messer (Rick) and Dean Worley (Sherry); grandchildren, Kandace Worley (Bobby) and Breanna Worley; and many nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to all the caregivers and to his good friend, Steve Clodfelter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Rev. Keith Watkins officiating. Burial will follow at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Leicester Volunteer Fire Department.


Visitation: July 22, 2021 1:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: July 22, 2021 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: July 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 645-6915

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  1. Georjeana, we are very sorry for your fathers passing, Our prayers go out to you
    and your family.
    We love you.
    Joretta & Stan

  2. Georjeana and Rick, so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Worley. Praying for you and the family. May the love of God, family and friends sustain you in the coming days and years. God Bless.

  3. Georgiana, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You, Rick and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We love and miss you.

  4. Ruth, Georjeana and Dean-So sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers! πŸ’™πŸ’”πŸ™πŸ»

  5. We’re so sorry for your loss. Due to health issues we are unable to attend the services but send our condolences and prayers. Love Bonnie and Ronnie Gosnell.

  6. So very sorry to hear of Tyrannis passing. Our prays and thoughts are each of you. We know that we will see him again and he is in the arms of our LORD and Savior. We have been blessed knowing such a fine friend over the years.
    Know that we are praying for each of you.

  7. So sorry to hear of Tyrannis passing. He was a wonderful friend and will be missed by so many. Ruth and family know that you are in our prayers. May the Lord bless each of you in a very special way.

  8. So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and father. We will be thinking about you and we love you, Catherine & Marlene Worley

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