Roy Junior Worrell, 88, of Draper, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, whom he loved very much, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 at home.
He was born on Sept. 9, 1924 in Pulaski County and was the son of the late Wirt and Eva Worrell. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ivory Worrell; by brothers, Lawrence, Bill, Elmer, Tilden, and David Worrell; by sisters, Maude Walker, Lula Taylor, Wilma Stafford, Annie Hawkins, Ethel Sayers and Ruby Worrell.
Mr. Worrell was retired from home construction. He was a member of Grace Ministries Church of God of Prophecy. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He fought in World War II and the Korean War and was honorably discharged as a master sergeant. He was awarded a Purple Heart, bronze star, a silver star and a medal for marksmanship.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Leslie and Kay Worrell, of Draper. He is also survived by one granddaughter, Jeanette Worrell, of Draper; one grandson and wife, Leslie Jr. and Jessica Worrell, of Draper; two great-grandsons, Justin and Chance Worrell of Draper.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, from the Stevens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dan Lawson officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper with the Pulaski V.F.W. Post 1184 conducting military graveside rites.
Family will receive friends from the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.