Vernon Lee "Whitey" Wortman - age 72 of Gallatin, MO passed away Sunday morning, January 17th, 2021 at Daviess County Nursing and Rehab in Gallatin. Whitey was born on November 15th, 1948 in Cameron, MO. He was the son of Carl “Unkie” and Evelyn (Taylor) Bradley. Whitey was a graduate of Gallatin High School. He worked as a radiator assembler at Modines. On August 13th, 1970, he was united in marriage to Charlene Moody. Whitey was ornery and enjoyed joking around with people and having a good time. He loved to walk, watch wrestling, and spend time at Casey’s and the coffee shop. Whitey loved kids, especially his grandkids. You never knew what Whitey was going to say or do. He never met a stranger and liked to visit with people. Whitey will be dearly missed.
Whitey was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlene; brother-in-law, John Wood; son, James Dean Wortman; stepson, Chad; Survivors include: son, David (Brenda Miller) Wortman of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Mazzy, Ursula, and Wallace Wortman all of Los Angeles; sister, Carla (Doug) Feigly of Lake Viking; brother Charles “Blackie” (Faye) Wortman of Gallatin; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Active Aging Resource Center in care of the funeral home. Funeral service: 2 PM, Friday, January, 22nd, 2021, Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. The funeral service will be live streamed on the Stith Family Funeral Home Facebook page. Visitation: 1-hr. prior to the service (1PM) at the funeral home. Burial: Brown Cemetery, Gallatin. Friends may call from 11 AM to 5 PM, Thursday at the funeral home. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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