SAN ANGELO John Powell Nasworthy, 91, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, in Fairmount Cemetery with Monte Jones officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home. John was born July 4, 1922, in San Angelo, Texas, to Mark and Sallie Nasworthy. He was raised in San Angelo but graduated from Forsan High School. Leaving high school to enlist in the Navy in 1942, he saw service in the Pacific serving on the USS Gamble. Returning to San Angelo on leave, he married Mattie Mae West. After his discharge, he and Mae spent time in Oregon and Montana but returned to San Angelo to farm on the river. As the drought of the 1950's came, John and Mae moved to Alaska, where they spent 12 happy years. After securing a job with the FAA, John and Mae moved to California, Oklahoma and returned to San Angelo to retire. Not wishing to sit on his hands, John involved himself with Masonic Lodge 570, Suez Shrine and Commandery. John received the most joy from working with local children in getting them treatment in various Shrine hospitals. Sometimes known as Handsome John, he never met a stranger and always offered a warm hand shake and a smile. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Sagecrest Alzheimer's Care Center for their devotion during John's stay. John was preceded in death by Mae Nasworthy, Mark and Sallie Nasworthy, Mark Henry Nasworthy and Lacy Lett. John is survived by numerous nieces and nephews who loved him and will miss him.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from May 9 to May 10, 2014