James Arthur McWhorter
June 30, 1939 – April 3, 2021
James (Jim) A McWhorter, 81 of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2021 at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL. Jim was born in Troy, NY to Helen and Art McWhorter. Jim spent his younger years in Delmar, NY and attended Bethlehem Central HS. After attending school in South Carolina, Jim was drafted into the army and stationed in Germany during the Viet Nam War. He was married to Cathy Rock and although they eventually divorced, they remained close. He and Cathy had 2 children, Lynn Krokoff and Kim Gorham both residing in Georgia. He later was happily married to Fern Kingsford on October 6, 1984. Known for his great sense of humor, Jim had many friends and people were instantly attracted to his outgoing and caring personality. Jim’s “little piece of heaven on earth” was Lake George, NY where he made a point of putting his boat in first and taking it out last so he could do it again the following year. He spent many years on the lake and made lifetime friends. He is survived by his wife, Fern Mcwhorter, daughters, Kim Gorham and Lynn (Steve) Krokoff, grandchildren, Savy Gorham and Taylor and Brett Krokoff and several cousins and nieces and nephews. A celebration of Jim’s life is planned for this summer in Lake George, NY.