Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. this evening at Heritage Baptist Church, Pilgrims Rest Road, Southside, for Mr. Robert L. "Bobby" Whorton, 56, Glencoe, who passed away Sunday, July 1, 2012.
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Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to services this evening.
Cremation services provided by Collier-Butler Funeral Home.
Bobby was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. He was a member of National Speleological Society, founding vice chairman charter member Gadsden Grotto, sustaining member Southeastern Cave Conservancy Inc., Bat Conservation International and Arbor Day. Bobby had a love for handicapped children, conservation, wildlife and animals. He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine "Gerrie" Whorton; and brother, Frankie P. Whorton.
He is survived by his wife, Polly Whorton; father, Robert Whorton; mother-in-law, Dorothy Jones; brother-in-law, Lumie Allen Jones; sisters-in-law, Sarah McCurry and Rosa Ring; nephew, Richard Ring; and nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society, local ASPCA or National Speleological Society.
The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Timberlake Pet World and precious friends and caregivers.
On Saturday, July 7, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a Bark for Bobby Benefit/Memorial at Timberlake Pet World, 3018 Rainbow Drive, Rainbow City, AL 35906. All friends and family are invited to attend. Please bring your pets.
Condolences for the family may be given at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on July 3, 2012