Farming Rural 07

James "Jimmy" Wortham

November 2, 1924 ~ May 21, 2021 (age 96)


Mr. Jimmy Wortham, age 96, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee, died Friday, May 21, 2021 in Columbia, Tennessee.

Mr. Wortham was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Ivan Clinton and Mary Ruth Marshall Wortham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Vesta Wheeler Wortham, who died in 2007; sisters, Virginia Lamb, Marie Trout, and brother, Paul Wortham.

Mr. Wortham was a graduate of Forrest High School, Class of 1943 and was a life long farmer. He was also retired from the State of Tennessee where he worked in the maintenance department at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill. He was a life long member of Rays Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Wortham is survived by Several Nieces, Nephews; Great Nieces and Nephews; and Cousins.

Family members will receive friends on Sunday, May 23, 2021 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Wheeler Cemetery located on the home place of Mr. Wortham.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

For those who wish, Memorial Donations may be made to Wheeler Cemetery, c/o Janelle Brothers, 353 Hopkins Bridge Road, Unionville, TN 37180.

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May 23, 2021

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lawrence Funeral Home
203 South Horton Parkway
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

Funeral Service
May 23, 2021

2:00 PM
Lawrence Funeral Home
203 S. Horton Pkwy
Chapel Hill, TN 37034

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