James G. McWhorter, 92, a native of Oxford, AL and resident of Raceland, passed away on November 30, 2012.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 3 at Samart-Mothe Funeral Chapel in Mathews from 5 p.m. till 9 p.m. and at St. Hilary of Poitiers Catholic Church on Tuesday, December 4 from 9 a.m. till funeral time. Military funeral honors will be held by the United Veterans League at 11 a.m. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 p.m. followed by burial at Holy Savior Cemetery in Lockport.
He is survived by sons, Chuck McWhorter and wife Monica, Donald McWhorter, Jim McWhorter and wife Carol Sue, Mike McWhorter and wife Kathleen, Tom McWhorter and wife Mary; daughters, Susan McWhorter Matherne and husband Jamie; brother, Horace “Edsel” McWhorter; 9 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by wife, Ruth Levert McWhorter; parents, Billy O. McWhorter and Vera Bell Murray; son, Russell Paul “Rusty” McWhorter; daughter, Mary Ann McWhorter; brothers, Owen McWhorter, Woodrow McWhorter, Fillmore McWhorter; sisters, Maxine Shields, Elsie Brown Estes, and Ethel Owens.
He was a parishioner of St. Hilary of Poitiers Church. He retired from the US Navy after 20 years service as a Corpsman. He served during World War II and the Korean Wars.
Posted on Mon, December 3, 2012