May 19, 1942 ~ August 23, 2021
Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Leicester, NC
The Rev. Edwin Worley, 79, of Leicester, passed away Monday, August 23, 2021.
A native of Madison Co., he was a son of the late Marvin and Bonnie Worley. He was also preceded in death by his son, Timothy Worley. Rev. Worley was also the last of his 12 brothers and sisters: Clennon, Vestie, Clay, Clarence, Guy and Wayne Worley, and Edith Worley Pressley, Beaulah Worley Beam, Marie Worley, Edna Worley and Gaye Worley Duncan.
Rev. Worley attended Emory University for ministerial studies. He was a housing contractor, and also devoted his career to the ministry. He began his ministry as a lay speaker at Fairview Sharon United Methodist Church. He also served Brown’s View, Laurel Hill, Western Chapel, Big Sandy, and Little Sandy United Methodist Churches.
Surviving are his wife, Jewel King Worley; son, Ellison Worley (Kelly); and grandson, Jonathon Worley.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastors Lisa Beth White, Martin Lytle, and Ricky Netherton officiating. Interment will follow at Western Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the cemetery fund of Western Chapel United Methodist Church.
Burial: August 29, 2021 4:00 pm
Western Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery
575 South Turkey Creek Road
Leicester, NC 28748