Obituary of Ernest Ray Whitworth
Mr. Ernest Ray Whitworth, age 88, of Jackson, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
Ray was born on Wednesday, June 6, 1934, to the late Lucius Edgar Whitworth and the late Ruby Loette Dickens Whitworth. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Whitworth; sisters, Virginia Jones, Lillie Cranford, Ann Freeman. Ray served in the United States Army and was a member of Rock Springs Church. He enjoyed woodworking, old cars, and yard work. He was a fan of NASCAR and University of Georgia.
Ray is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jean O. Whitworth; children and their spouses, Tim and Claudine Whitworth, Andrea Jo and Mike Groover; grandchildren, Anthony and Kristen Whitworth, Tara and Scott Albrycht, Alan and Dani Whitworth, Michelle and Chan Norman, Andrew Groover; great-grandchildren, Avonlea Whitworth, Haviland Whitworth; sister, Doris Mitchell, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service for Mr. Ray Whitworth will be held on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Providence Church at Rock Springs at 1:00 P.M. with Dr. Benny Tate officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Springs Church Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to the service at the church.
Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrell-westburyfuneralhome.com.
Sherrell-Westbury Funeral Home, 212 E. College Street, Jackson, GA, is serving the Whitworth family.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ernest Whitworth, please visit Tribute Store