Burial with military honors will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the McWhorter family will be from 5 pm until 9 pm, Thursday, September 19 at the funeral home.
Mr. McWhorter passed away Tuesday, September 17 at the Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. McWhorter was born in Guntersville, Alabama the son of the late Walter Lee McWhorter and Ruby Iona Huff McWhorter.
He was retired from TVA where he was a construction supervisor and was a 50 year member of the International Union of Operating Engineers. Earl was also a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W., the First Baptist Church of Manchester and attended the New Life Community Church. Earl was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and gardening.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Katie Jo Burns and Jimmie McCormick, and by a brother, Carl Lee McWhorter.
His survivors are:
His loving wife of 50 years, Mrs. Stella Richardson McWhorter of Manchester
3 daughters- Patricia Emily (Jeff) Weisman of Nashville
Jo Ann McWhorter ( John) Barker of Manchester
Valeria Ann (Richard) Uselton of Manchester
3 sons- Richard Steven McWhorter of St. Louis
Barry Wade McWhorter of Tullahoma
Paul Andrew McWhorter of Manchester
Sister in Law- Nancy McWhorter of Tullahoma
8 grandchildren- Azure (James) Jones, Ryan (Hope) Barker, Margaret (Mark) Bell, Graham (Jenny) Smith, Ashton Sisk, Dylan Sisk, Kenny McWhorter and Seth Wiseman
4 great grandchildren- Liam Barker, Patrick, Garrett and Devin Jones
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE MEMORIAL DONATIONS THE FAMILY SUGGESTS: The New Life Community Church in Manchester or the Disabled American Veterans.
COFFEE COUNTY FUNERAL CHAPEL IS HONORED TO SERVE THE FAMILY OF MR EARL MCWHORTER.