MITCHELL Elmer William “Tony” Worley, 83, 472 East Grissom, Mitchell, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010, at his residence. He fought a long and courageous battle against Parkinson’s disease and was a “tough little trooper.”
He was born July 15, 1926, in Quinton, Kentucky and was reared in the home of Frank and Ethel Sullivan of Springville. He married Evelyn Maxine Blackerby on February 8, 1947.
He retired from GM Powertrain after 34 years of faithful service, and was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II.
Tony was an avid coon hunter during his healthier years, trained champion coon dogs, and was a member of the Coon Hunting Club.
He was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather to his four daughters and their children and grandchildren.
Evelyn Maxine Worley, Mitchell
Jan (Jerry) Fortner, Bedford
Deborah DeLong, Jacksonville, Florida
Wynola “Odie” (Verl) Taylor, Bedford
Rhonda(Tom)Harrell, Lexington, Kentucky grandchildren,
Mark Lewis, East Hampton, New York
Marty (Monica) Lewis, Indianapolis
Michelle (Shane) Henderson, Lexington, Kentucky
Troy Callahan, Whiteland
Trisha Callahan Okes, Bedford
Stephanie (Steven) Sipes, Mitchell
Taj (Kristi) DeLong, Yulee, Florida
Tia (Jason) Rogers, Callahan, Florida
6 great grandchildren
1 great great granddaughter
Jack “Poss” Sullivan, Jr., Springville
Kizzie Stultz, Carmel
James Helmer “Bub” Sullivan, Bloomington
His parents; brothers, Jack Sullivan and Denver Sullivan; and son-in-law, Pete Tardiff, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 17, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. James Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 3:00 7:00 p.m. Saturday and from noon until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial Gifts: Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
He was loved by everyone who knew him and never met a stranger! He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.