The angelic hosts came for Turner Whorton, 70, of Mexia on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in the Doctor’s Healthcare and Rehab Center in Dallas, among loving family and devoted friends.
Viewing and visitation with the family will be Friday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St. in Teague. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. in the Alexander Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 201 Kohlman Road in Mexia, with Rev. Henry Chambers Jr. officiating and Rev. Wilmer Davis Jr. serving as eulogist. Interment with military funeral honors will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Mexia.
Whorton was born Jan. 6, 1944 in Dallas, to Dee and Blanche Whorton of Mexia.
He attended Douglas Elementary and Dunbar High School in Mexia, and was valedictorian of his graduating class of 1961.
We are thankful for his service to our country through the U.S. Army both overseas and state-side, from 1965 until his honorable discharge in 1967.
Turner attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. and received his law degree from Texas Southern University in Houston in May 1972.
While at the university, he was a member of the Pre-Med Club, the Pan Hellenic Council and was vice basileus of Tau Epsilon Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Turner was one of the founders of the Writer Club at TSU. While he was active in the club, two volumes of “Roots,” a creative expression of Black literature, were produced. Turner was the co-editor of the publications.
His passions were building furniture, reading and writing poetry, and spending quality time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dee and Blanche Whorton.
Those left to mourn his death are his brother, Anderson Whorton, and wife, Rosemarie, of San Antonio; sisters, Delores Whorton Benson, and husband, Tyree, of Mexia, Jennie Ann Whorton of Detroit, Mich. and Rose Whorton of Mexia; nephews, Keith Spencer of Mexia, Martin Whorton of San Antonio, and Michael and Dwight Whorton of San Antonio; niece, Kimyetta Whorton of Nashville, Tenn., along with many other Whortons, Currys, Proctors, Hewitts, Kellys, Browns and Colemans, whom he loved.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home is serving the family of Turner Whorton. Visit mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book and light the candle.