Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last Writes: William Worthington, Jr. RIP

William Henry Worthington Jr., 81, of Moline, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at his residence.

Private family services will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline, is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock in honor of his grandson, William Johnsson Ashley.

William was born April 5, 1932, in Ogle County, Ill., son of William and Anna Traynor Worthington. He married Sharon G. Jones on April 17, 1976, in Rock Island.
William was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Air Force. He worked for and retired from Illinois Bell after a long yet successful battle with cancer in 1981. He enjoyed watching Green Bay Packers football and Chicago White Sox baseball. 

William played football and track successfully for Prophetstown High School. He enjoyed motorcycles and motorcycle racing.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi Lore (John Michael) Ashley, Prattsville, Ark.; grandson, William Johnsson Ashley; sisters, Barbara Gray, Chillicothe, Ill., and Sharon Davis, San Antonio, Texas; and brothers, Robert Worthington, Aurora, Ill., and Arthur Worthington, Rock Falls, Ill.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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