WHORTON, Billy Gene
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Billy was born May 5, 1932 in London,
Arkansas, and went peacefully to be with Jesus on April 28, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Suzanne Whorton; daughter, Lori Harrison (Steve); son Dan Whorton (Donna); twin brother, Bob Whorton (Karen); younger sister, Sandy Gardner (Dallas); 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends who each had a special place in his life. In passing, he is joyfully reunited with his eldest son, Wes Whorton, who passed away in 2002.
A resident of Prescott Valley, Arizona since 1994, Bill spent most of his life in California, and a few years in Tucson, Arizona. Bill was an aerospace engineer by trade, but his life's pursuit was to honor God and serve others. His gentle spirit, humility, and quiet wisdom were apparent to all who knew him; his sense of humor and calm demeanor was a delight to all he encountered. Bill had a true appreciation for life and was awed by all of God's creation, and he expressed that to his very last days here on earth. His passing leaves us deeply grieving, yet also rejoicing in that he has accomplished his life's goal - He lived well, was a Godly example in both life and death, and is now in the very presence of his precious Lord.
A memorial service in celebration of Billy's life will be held Saturday, May 5th, 11:00 a.m., at Calvary Chapel of Prescott Valley, 2313 E State Route 69, Prescott, AZ 86301.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on May 5, 2012