Richard P. “Dick” Worley
October 13, 1927 ‒ November 29, 2004
LEXINGTON: Richard P. “Dick” Worley, 77, of Clever Lane, Lexington, died Monday afternoon November 29, 2004 in Lexington Court Care Center.
He was born October 13, 1927 in Lucas to Lewis P. and Nellie B. (Oblinger) Worley.
Dick served with the U.S. Navy during WWII, returned to graduate from Lexington High School in 1947 and attended architectural school in Chicago, Illinois.
Early in life he worked as a carpenter, before switching to plumbing and heating. He had worked with Wolf Plumbing & Heating 20 years, prior to his retirement in 1991.
Following his retirement, Dick kept busy with maintenance work around Lexington Court Care Center, retiring again in 1995.
A member of Lexington First Congregational Church, he had served on the Board of Trustees for Lexington Union Cemetery for more than 40 years, and was also a member of the Troy Township Fire Department.
An avid reader, Dick was a sports enthusiast, closely following high school track and field events. He assisted the Lexington High School Athletic Department for 25 years by supervising track meets.
He is survived by his wife Lottie J. (Hoverstick) Worley, whom he married June 4, 1948; three sons and two daughters-in-law Richard G. and Connie Worley of Peoria, Arizona, Jeffrey W. Worley of Lexington and Martin L. and Karen Worley of Lexington; his daughter and son-in-law Susan Jane and Peter Dumpis of Woodstock, Georgia; eight grandchildren Jennifer Champion, Kyle Worley, Christina Dumpis, Steven Worley, Jessica Roseborough, Rebecca Dumpis, Karrie Worley, and Brittany Worley; a great granddaughter Mollie Worley; a brother Daniel Worley, two sisters and brothers-in-law Barbara Joyce “Jo” and Donald Boylan and Mary Jane and Fred Ford all of Lexington; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant son Bruce; a sister Francis Tipton and a brother Donald Worley.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 10:30 am in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. Pastor David J. Smith will officiate. Interment will be in Lexington Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Lexington First Congregational Church may be made at the funeral home.