Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 9, 1999
Joseph " Joe " Edward Whorton, age 63, of Midwest City, was born
July 26, 1936 in Wesley, Arkansas to Walter Whorton and Ruth
(Taylor) Whorton . He passed away on Monday, November 8,1999.
Joe served in the U.S. Navy as a Fireman from March 1956 to
October 1957 and was in reserves for four years on U.S.S. Oak
Hill, L.S.D.7. He was employed by Sinclair Oil Corp. located at
5936 S. Sunnylane Rd., in Oklahoma City until his death.
survived by his mother, Ruth Wharton of Carthage, MO; his wife of
41 years, Mildred Whorton of the home; four sons and their
wives: Gary, Douglas, Rodney all of Oklahoma City and Thomas of
Tecumseh; two daughters, Shirley Stiles of Meeker and Stacey
Tabor and husband of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by one
brother, James Whorton of Carthage, MO; three sisters: Mildred
Hall and husband of Oklahoma City, Mary Cornett of Nixa, MO, and
Grace Goforth and husband of Mount Vernon, MO; 23 grandchildren,
16 great-grandchildren, and numerous friends and other
He was preceded in death by his father Walter Whorton
, one daughter, Betty Mills, and four grandchildren.
will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10, 1999 in the Paylor Funeral Home Chapel, with burial following in
Complied and transcribed by Marti Graham, 2009.