June 15, 1946 – March 8, 2019
John William “Bill” Worthington passed peacefully in his sleep at home this week at the age of 72 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Colas Worthington, Sr. and Mary Lee Hightower Worthington.
He is survived by his two children, daughter Pepper Worthington Tittsworth (Travis), and son John Cody Worthington (Crystal), their mother, Jean Goodson Worthington, Their 5 grandchildren, Tristin, Trayton, Tanner, Bella and Ty, 3 brothers, Ralph Jr. "Rick", Richard and Steve as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He had a bigger than life personality that would light up the room. He never met a stranger and brought so much laughter where ever he was. His stories of his extraordinary life brought awe, laughter and amazement to those fortunate enough to hear them. He owned a successful construction business in Montgomery for many years. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He loved his family and friends and would give them the shirt off his back if they needed it. He was loved and will be greatly missed.
A visitation for Bill will be Monday, March 11, 2019 at Leak Memory Chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Services will be held Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Leak Memory Chapel with the burial to follow later in the day at Harmony Baptist Church in Andalusia, Alabama at 2:00 PM.
- Pepper Worthington Tittsworth (Travis), Daughter
- John Cody Worthington (Crystal), Son
- Jean Goodson Worthington, Best Friend
- Ralph "Rick" Worthington, Brother
- Richard Worthington, Brother
- Steve Worthington, Brother
- Bill is also survived by his 5 grandchildren, Tristin, Trayton, Tanner, Bella and Ty. And many nieces and nephews and friends.
- Visitation Monday, March 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Burial Tuesday, March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
Bill was one of my dearest friends and a great influence in my life. I will always miss the wonderful times we spent together. He was truly bigger than life and he always said.....you may not can take me just anywhere, but we're going to have fun wherever we go!! My prayers are with you guy's and I'm here if you need me. God bless
March 10, 2019
We moved in next door to the Worthingtons when I was about 6 years old. Immediately Cody and I became best buds. Mr Bill had built a treehouse of epic proportions on the edge of the woods near our house. As I remember it this treehouse was at least 7500 square feet and it was no less than 100 feet tall. I could be a little off on those figures but it sure seemed like it at the time. Bill taught us a lot about life especially the important things like hunting, fishing, building a fire, using all kinds of tools, driving in the mud, etc. I feel very lucky to have grown up knowing him and his awesome family. Cody, Pepper and Ms. Jean I love you all. You're in my prayers.
March 10, 2019
It was an honor to know Bill. Would say Mr Worthington if he wouldve let me. This guy lived life to the fullest for sure. Took me fishing a few times and would sit at the front of the boat and paddle with one hand at the very feont of the boat, im 40 and still can not figure out how he did it. For the ones who never met him, you missed out on meeting a legend. He even had a lab named Scarlet and she would check up on Bills jobs for him, dive to the bottom of a pool. Not enough time in the day to share every memory with him, yes theres that many. Mrs Worthington, Bill and there 2 children Pepper and Cody are awesome individuals. If only i could hear one more of his bull riding stories. Until we meet again Wild Bill, may you rest in peace and may your family have peace. God please comfort The Worthingtons in your arms and bring them peace and comfort.
March 9, 2019
March 9, 2019
Pepper, Cody and Jean, remember you are not alone. Do not hesitate to ask for help in this time of transition. Remember all the wonderful times we all had together when the children were growing up. Our special beach trips together were always special. Our family gatherings at Thanksgiving each year. All wonderful memories with lots of photos. I especially remember one trip to FL when Bill came in from deep sea fishing. He had gotten bit by a trigger fish. I had never heard of one of those until then. I loved hearing his stories, and I was spellbound hearing him tell all about his day. There were so many fun and interesting stories like this to remember. He will be missed. Love to you all.