Jimmy David McWhorter

Jimmy David McWhorter

Jimmy David McWhorter, 70, of Star City passed away on November 16, 2017 at his home in Star City.

He was born on December 3, 1946 and was the son of the late Howard Fred McWhorter and Lula Virginia Burns McWhorter.

He was a retired supervisor for Anthony Timberlands and a member of Yorktown Freewill Baptist Church.

After high school, Mr. McWhorter went to drilling water wells with his father. He then worked at Wilson Lumber Company in Monticello as a sawyer before going to work at Ray White Lumber Co. in Sparkman as a foreman. He then worked as a supervisor at Anthony Timberlands in Bernie where he retired. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on the farm and looking at the cows.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Fred McWhorter and a daughter, Teresa Renee McWhorter.

He is survived by his wife, Markaleta Marie Knobloch McWhorter; his daughters, Cindy Marie Launius and husband Billy of Sparkman and Barbara Ann Holstead and husband Bill of Star City; his son, Mark David McWhorter of Star City; grandchildren, Ashley Nowlin and husband David of Sparkman, Cecilia Berry and husband Michael of Sparkman, Beau Henry of Sparkman, Verna Harris and husband Jason of Star City, Gary Holsted and wife Becky of  Star City, and Patrick Holsted and wife Sharon of Benton; great-grandchildren, Caleb and Cole Nowlin, Kesley and Chloe Berry, Kinsley Henry, Traylor Trantham, Bradley Trantham and wife Stephanie, Leigha and Misty Frey and Jackson Holsted; great-great-grandchildren, Chase and Adrain Trantham, Kaiegha and Baieghi Cook.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 20 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church at Yorktown with Rev. Robert Green and Rev. Jacob Ricker officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Yorktown.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 19 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home in Monticello.


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