Curtis W. Whorton|
LORAIN - Curtis W. Whorton, 79 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Kingston of Vermilion, following a lengthy illness.
He was born July 14, 1934 in Moundsville, W.VA where he was raised and lived until coming to Amherst, Ohio in the mid 60ies. Lorain has been his home since 1995.
Curtis strengthened his faith attending the Family Fellowship Four Square Church in Amherst. He loved his friends and family and enjoyed time spent playing cards with them, especially euchre. Watching Cleveland and Ohio State sporting events and going for drives were a way of passing time with pleasure. Curtis was a machinist by trade retiring from Bettcher Industries. He also had briefly worked along side his brother Robert as an office machine repairman.
Survivors include his sons; Todd Whorton of Ashland, Ohio, Daniel Whorton of Wheeling, W.VA., and William Whorton of Glendale, W.VA.; seven grandchildren and one great grandson; as well as by his brother Robert Whorton of Vermilion.
Curtis was preceded in death by his wife of fifteen years Ana Marie in 2007; by his sisters Audrey and Glenda as well as by his parents Curtis and Gladys (nee Craft).
Friends may call Monday, March 31, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 1st, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp, Ohio.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Mar. 29, 2014