October 1, 1939 - September 3, 2020
James D. “Jim” Whorton, 80, also known as, “Granddaddy” and “Bro. Jim”, went to be with Jesus, on September 3, 2020 at his home in Prattville, Alabama. Jim was born on October 1, 1939 in Piedmont, Alabama to Noel and Trudie Smith Whorton. He was taught the value of hard work as a child. This was carried into his adult life as he served our country as a member of the United States Army and as a concrete finisher by trade on many projects throughout Alabama and Georgia. This also carried over into mission work throughout the Eastern United States. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in his twenties and was ordained into the gospel ministry on April 21, 1974. Since that day, Jim faithfully served the Lord for over 40 years diligently leading local congregations of believers as a pastor in Alabama, Ohio, and Kentucky. While Jim was known for his love of fishing (“catching”), he will be better remembered as a fisher of men. He had a passion for reaching those who did not know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and continually shared the gospel in his daily walk on earth. Jim also found great joy in his family that he faithfully led with incredible love and encouragement. He is survived by his devoted wife of 57 years, Bobbie Whorton, his daughter Angela (Greg) Nichols and his son Mark (Heather) Whorton. In addition, he leaves a legacy of love for his 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Lois Brittian. Jim is now forever reunited with his daughters Melanie Whorton and Beverly Easley, and his son Pat Whorton. The family will receive friends at Prattville Memorial Chapel on Saturday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a service directly following with Rev. James Taylor officiating. A graveside service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Gnatville Community Cemetery near Piedmont, Alabama with Prattville Memorial directing. Pallbearers will be Emory Nichols, Baylor Nichols, Campbell Nichols, Luke Easley, Mason Easley, Patrick Easley, Palmer Easley and Gunnar Whorton. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Camellia Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 Woodvale Road, Prattville, Alabama. The family requests that everyone who attends to please wear a mask.
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