Reverend James Matthew Worrell, 89, of Connersville, went home to be with the Lord early Wednesday morning, January 24, 2018.
One of nine children of William D. and Leola Ramsey Worrell, James was born on March 30, 1928, in Glace, West Virginia.
James served his country in the United States Army during World War II and Korea.
On November 4, 1950, he married the former Mary Magdaline Harrison in Metamora. Mrs. Worrell passed away on April 30, 2014.
Throughout his life, James traveled as an evangelist spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and spent several years as pastor of different churches. He was also a self-employed contractor with James Worrell Construction and built many homes in Fayette County.
In his leisure time, James enjoyed fishing and in his youth was an avid coon hunter.
Survivors include his daughter, Bonnie Pollock of Connersville; a granddaughter, Jolissa (Jason) Bates of Connersville; a grandson, Joseph Pollock of Detroit, Michigan; two great-granddaughters, Savannah and Rachael Bates; a sister, Euna Jean (Aaron) York of Indianapolis; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife of 65 years, Mary Magdaline Worrell, James is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Eva Vanstavern, Felma Dalton, and Bernice Grant; four brothers, Homer, Wyatt, Dexter, and Melbern Worrell.
Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Jeff Hensley, Pastor Tony Stidham, and Reverend Jason Bates will officiate. Burial with military honors provided by Fayette County Veterans Council will follow in Dale Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.