James W. ‘Bill’ McWhorter, age 87, of Lakeview and formerly of Celina and Lima died 4:48 p.m., Thursday Jan. 28, 2016. He was born Jan. 27, 1929 to the late William Gerald and Inez Laura (Sickles) McWhorter. He married Marjorie Jane Wolff Jan. 12, 1952 and she preceded him in death May 15, 2003.
Bill had been a mechanic for the Defense Construction Supply of Columbus and had served bravely in the Korean War, recieveing a purple heart. He was a member of the V. F. W., D.A.V., American Legion and Purple Heart Association.
Survivors include a son James G. McWhorter of Lakeview, 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, and a sister Frances Marlett of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a son David L. Meihls, a daughter and son-in-law Paula Louise (Robert) Newton and 2 sisters Martha and Beulah.
The family will recieve friends 4-7 p.m., Tuesday Feb. 2 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeal service will follow at 7 with Rev. Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the veterans organization of your choice.
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm