Paul Worley "Doc"

December 14, 1941March 29, 2019

Paul "Doc" Louis Worley passed away March 29, 2019. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1941, to the late Clay and Florence Worley. Mr. Worley was predeceased by siblings Mildred W. Jessup and Roy K. Worley.

Mr. Worley married Sue Ann Horton on March 5, 1977. Survivng, including his wife, Sue Ann, are his children, Jeremy P. Worley (Karissa) of Erie, Penn., Scott A. Worley of Cleveland, Ohio, and Sonya B. Karr of Los Vegas, Nevada. Grandchildren include Kathleen R. Worley, Megan G. Richardson, David Grotting, Samantha Hamilton, Jessica Hamilton and Alex H. Coode; and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church in Shallotte.

Paul retired from GE Lighting in Cleveland, Ohio, with 43 years of sevice in GE management. After four years active duty, Paul stayed in the U.S. Naval Air Reserves and retired after 30 years of service to our country.

Paul enjoyed flying radio controlled aircrafts. He was a volunteer for Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization for 15 years. Paul was a member of Shallotte River Power and Sail Squadron and a member of St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church.

The Worley family would like to thank the ER and ICU doctors and staff of Seacoast Hospital in Little River, S.C. for excellent medical care and warm supportive kindness to the family. Special thanks to Tara, Paul's ICU nurse; you are the best of the best.

You may send online condolences to

White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte, North Carolina.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 6, 2019

Paul Worley "Doc"

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Earl Watson

April 4, 2019

Senior Chief and I spent many drill weekends after working hours flying model airplanes, his passion. I remember well the fun, good times for both of us. He was a outstanding leader and shipmate. Regret to learn of his passing, Blessings to Senior Chief and his beloved Family, Respectfully, AKC Watson E J Retired

Howard Rundell

April 2, 2019

I served with Senior Chief Worley for many years in the Naval Air Reserve. The Navy Chiefs are the true deck-plate leaders. Senior Worley was the personification of such a leader and shipmate. A quiet professional, a source of meaningful counsel for both his juniors and seniors. The loss of his presence will be felt by all of his Patrol Squadron 93 shipmates.
"Fair Winds," Senior Chief.