Mr. Doyle Elton Worthington Sr., 82, of Lake City, Florida passed away at home Wednesday, April 30, 2014. He was born in Vernon, Florida to the late William G. and Inez [Hicks] Worthington and has lived in Lake City since 1955. He retired as the Assistant Chief of Supply from the Lake City V.A. Medical Center after 28 years of service. Doyle was a loving father, grandfather and friend, who loved playing golf, farming and spending time with his fellow Masons at the Lake City Lodge. He was a faithful member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and will be missed dearly by his church family. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Urban Worthington, his sister, Peggy Miller and in 2010, his devoted wife of 54 years, Frances Worthington.
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Survivors include his son, Doyle E. (Daleann) Worthington Jr. of Jasper, FL; daughters, Lisa (Mark) Dawson & Rebecca (Chris) Dampier both of Lake City, FL; brother, Don (Bonnie) Worthington of Tallahassee, FL; sister, Wanda (Kurt) Koerner of Thomasville, GA; and grandchildren, Clint, Zach, Taylor, Emily, Katelynn, Marisa, Doyle, & Anna-Marie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday; May 4, 2014 at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor Louie Mabrey and Rev. Hugh Dampier officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be held one hour prior to service time (1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.) at the church. GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 South US Hwy 441 Lake City, Florida 32025. (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family online at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on May 2, 2014