Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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October 15, 2013

Darrell Worley

PENHOOK — PENHOOK - Darrell Worley, 70, of Penhook, Va., formerly of Mullens, W.Va., peacefully departed this life for an everlasting one on October 14, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He graciously accepted the calling of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

While attending Mullens High School, he joined the U.S. Marine Corp at the age of 17.  After serving multiple tours overseas, he returned home to work for Consolidated Coal Company in Itmann, WV for 23 years. Many of his co-workers called him “Bumper”.  He was a member of the UMWA where he also served as an officer.

Proceeding him in death were his parents, Delbert and Edith Worley; infant sister, Carol Worley; and a grandson, who he raised and dearly loved, Nicolas McCroskey.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Julie Worley; daughters, Debra McCroskey of Penhook, Va.; Shelby King of Charleston, W.Va.; granddaughter, Hillary King, attending law school in Salt Lake City, Utah; and great-granddaughter, Taylor McCroskey of Charlotte, N.C.; brother, Harold Worley and his wife, Gloria of Mullens; sisters, Lynn Byers and her husband, Don of Texas; Sandy Francis and her husband, Terry of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many other special friends and family.

He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.

Services will be conducted at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel, 450 Courthouse Road, Princeton, W.Va., Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Roger “Mouse” Lusk officiating. The family will receive friends and family at the chapel from 11:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

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Services entrusted to Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Princeton, W.Va.

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