Clarence Worley

August 27, 1929February 27, 2019

Clarence Worley, 89, of Lake Camelot, passed Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria, Illinois. He was born on August 27, 1929 in Tracy City, Tennessee to Henry and Lillie (Perry) Worley. He married Joanne V. Sheber on July 15, 1950 in Peoria, Illinois. She preceded him in death on December 27, 2012 in Peoria, Illinois. He is also preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister and a half-brother and his daughter-in-law, Julie Worley. Clarence is survived by two sons, Rick Worley of Bartonville, Illinois and Garry Worley of Peoria, Illinois; three grandchildren, Graham of Austin, Texas, Chad and Mia of Peoria. He was an Army veteran during the Korean Conflict and a member of the Bartonville American Legion Post #979. Clarence retired from Caterpillar Inc. after more than 30 years. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching sports and NASCAR. He was an avid bowler in many area leagues. They were Bradley Basketball season ticket holders for many years. He also was an avid gardener and fisherman. He went to Chetek, Wisconsin in the summer and as snowbirds in Florida in the winter where they had many friends. He was also a member of Lake Camelot Sportsmen’s Club. The family would like to thank his great neighbors for all they did for him over the years. Also thank you to the staff at Riverview for their excellent care while he was in their care. Funeral services will be Saturday, March16, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel, with Rev. Jack Thompson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral chapel on Saturday. Burial will follow at the Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Bartonville American Legion Post #979. You may create an online condolence at


  • Henry Worley, Father
  • Lillie (Perry) Worley, Mother
  • Joanne V. Sheber, Wife
  • Rick Worley, Son
  • Garry Worley, Son
  • Graham Worley, Grandchild
  • Chad Worley, Grandchild
  • Mia Worley, Grandchild
  • Clarence was preceded in death by his parents; a half-sister; a half-brother; and his daughter-in-law, Julie Worley.

  • Bartonville American Legion Post #979


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2019

Clarence Worley

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Joyce and Steve Mitchell

March 2, 2019

We had the pleasure of being neighbors since Clarence and Joann built their home in Lake Camelot. We enjoyed hours of stories, fish fries, and gatherings over the years. We will miss our friend.

Jeff and Vickie Graham

February 28, 2019

Rick and Gary, Your Dad was a man of his word, a great Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Nobody better at catching crappie, nobody better at laying them in hot grease. We hold you close in thought and prayer, and leave you with memories of a life well lived.