Neal James Worthington

June 30, 1946February 1, 2019

Neal James Worthington, age 72, of Williamston, Michigan passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019. Neal was born in Bay City, Michigan on June 30, 1946 to Eugene and Dorothy Worthington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Bruce Worthington, and sister Judy Worthington. Surviving are his wife of 52 years Diane, daughters Nikki and Kristin (fiancé Kevin King) Worthington, grandchildren Tyler and Jenna Wincher, sisters Linda (Bill) Wheeler and Norma Touchtone, sister-in-law Kathy (Dan) Franz, brothers-in-law Terry (Wanda) Brandenburg, Mark Brandenburg as well as many friends.

Neal proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force.

Please join the family for a Memorial Service at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Williamston United Methodist Church (211 South Putnam, Williamston, MI 48895). The family will greet guests for Visitation beginning at 10am until the time of the service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Worthington family.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 9, 2019

Neal James Worthington

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Ellen Merrill

February 11, 2019

Diane, Robin and I, plus the entire Huey family are so sad to hear of the passing of Neal. We have so many wonderful memories of Neal. I will always remember his beautiful laugh. He was always so kind to all of us. Times at Leelanau Pines will always be special. After we received the news today, Robin immediately said that he was certain that Neal and Al Miner have already connected and are fishing partners once again.

Fondly, Ellen and Robin Merrill

Ann (Miner) Gallagher

February 11, 2019

Diane - On behalf of the whole Miner family, we were so sad to hear about the passing of Neal. We're not sure how many fish he and Al actually caught, but they sure seemed to enjoy each other's company! Such good memories of Neal at Leelanau Pines over the many years. Hugs to you and the girls and the grand kids.

Michael Race

February 10, 2019

Diane and the Worthington Family,
I meet Neal in the Boy Scouts in Essexville in 1956. With all the field trips, camp outs, and canoe trips we made together we shared many outdoor adventures. Found memories of our youth. He was a genuine "good guy" and will be missed by all who knew him. I think this quote fits him perfectly , " A Life Well Lived!" I will miss him, we all will miss him. Peace.

Edward & Ruth Goss

February 10, 2019

Dear Di and family,
We are sorry about the passing of Neal.
We will always enjoy our memories of our camping days at the "Pines" and all the good times.
Especially Camp fires, parties, special parties, and very special friends.
We enjoyed the Cruise we went on with you and Neal.
May God Bless and keep you.
Love and prayers to all.
Ed & Ruth Goss

Lee Rogers

February 9, 2019

Thirty four years ago we pulled into Leelanau Pines campground across from the bathrooms and two payphones. While getting settled we were surounded by laughter coming from the camper next to ours. Later that evening we heard lots of giggles coming from our boys tent. We were introduced to Nikki and Kristin. That's how our family friendship began with Neal and Diane and the girls. Our family has treasured this relationship and will continue to cheerish all the fun times spent with Neal and Diane. Your family will be in our prayers today.
Lee and Carole

Christine Warren

February 7, 2019

Di and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Neal was a dear cousin to Bob and I am glad we were able to spend some time with you. We were so pleased to talk with Neal at Bill Warren's funeral. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Hewitt

February 4, 2019

My sympathy to Neal's family during this time of loss. We were on the swimming team at Bay City Central. I graduated in 1966 so I think Neal was a junior when I was a freshman. I was the manager & swam on JV team during a couple meets. May he R. I. P. & eternal glory.