William Thomas ‘Buddy’ Whitworth || Obituary


William Thomas “Buddy” Whitworth, 83, whose life was well lived, and he was well-loved, was called home by his Lord in a peaceful manner with his family by his side on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Christus-Mother Frances Hospital in Sulphur Springs.

Services are scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Holt officiating. Burial will follow in Rockford Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on hour prior to the service.

He was born in Detroit, Texas. He spent his life as a hardworking, dedicated, and loving man. He had a deep love for country music as well as his family. This gentle, fun-loving, caring and wonderful man has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed.

William “Buddy” was preceded in death by his parents, Harley & Annie Whitworth, his wife, Virginia Whitworth (2003), wife, Mildred Whitworth (2012), daughters, Shelby (2013) and Linda (2004), and eleven siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Templeton Whitworth, step-children, Jack and Tonya, siblings, Vernon, Jerry Wayne, and Randle, grandchildren, Janet, Patricia, Diane, Chris, and Barry, great-grandchildren, Tina, Rachel, Jody, Jonathan, Ashley, Mathew, Kaleigh, and Austin as well as eight great-great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

William “Buddy” will be forever remembered for his beautiful smile, gentle eyes, caring heart, loving embrace and unconditional love. Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is in heaven watching over us.

His grandsons and nephews will serve as casket bearers.

To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.

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