Jeffery Charles Wortham passed away peacefully in Denison, Texas on February 24, 2021 at the age of 60. Jeff was born February 8, 1961 in Sherman, Texas to Charles Wortham and Ann Brown Wortham.
Jeff was an “old soul”, who respected the older generation for their experience and wisdom. His long career in agriculture fertilizer sales connected him with a generation of old-fashioned famers. He valued the old ways and was eager to learn from them and perpetuate their methods. Later, he became a custom hay baler who took great pride and meticulous care of his customers.
He was a man who kept his own company well. Jeff found strength and structure from being on his own place among his many cats. But he was also willing to help out people who had a genuine need, such as killing snakes in the chicken house!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ann Wortham and Miss B his favorite cat.
He is survived by his brother, Gary Wortham and wife Kim of Bells, Texas; nephew, Gary Lynn Wortham and wife Claire and their children Gavin and Annie of Whitewright, Texas; nieces, Mandee Wilkinson and husband Daniel and their children Haylee and Kaydee of Keller,Texas, Mindee Mata and husband Rafe and their children, Andon, Isabella, Alyee, and R.J. of Rusk, Texas; nephew, Josh Nunley and wife Leslie and their children, Joslyn and Lexi of Beaumont, Texas
Jeff chose to have no services.
Thanks to Laurie with Med Data at TMC for all of her hard work to expediate paperwork for financial assistance. Special thanks to Jeff and Edwina Miller, for being “good neighbors”.
In lieu of flower donations can be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org
Prayers for Jeff and his family during this tragic time. Jeff and I talked once about us being born a generation late… so old soul is a fitting tribute.
Diane and Gary, I am shocked and so sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you and your families in our thoughts during these trying times.
Gary and Diane and the other relatives and friends , I offer my condolences to you all during this time.
I pray God will strengthen and comfort you as he promised in his word , To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord !
Diane and Gary ,I’m so sorry about the loss of Jeff..I remember him always being so sweet and helpful. Praying for you all
Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family of Jeff!
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one! I will pray for your family.
Sorry to hear about Jeff. Prayers for all of you.
Gary and Diane,
May God’s promise sustain and keep your heart during this time and times to come. Teresa and I extend to you our most heartfelt condolences. Jeff was always a true man. Your family remains in our prayers.
Stan & Teresa Smith
Gary and Diane… our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time!
GARY, I always remember Jeff’s heart while we were growing up. He was a great friend and I’m sure you will miss him greatly. Janet and I send our love and prayers!
Diane- Gary- Mandee-Mindee- Gary Lynn and family: We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
I am so sorry to read about Jeff. I remember how excited I was over him being born…but then I left and didn’t get to enjoy seeing him grown up. Hugs to all the family. God Bless
Gary, Kim and to all Jeff’s family. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a good soul and will be missed dearly. Thoughts and prayers with all of you. Praying for peace and comfort.
Gary and Diane
I am so sorry for your loss.