Oct. 15, 1944 to Aug. 8, 2020
Ron Whitworth, 75, of Morganton, NC, passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his residence. He was born on October 15, 1944 in Wyandotte, KS to the late Ernie Whitworth and Nettie Davenport Whitworth. Ron was a jack-of-all-trades. He enjoyed blacksmithing, collecting knives, loved classic cars and was a member of East Coast Timing where he held four land speed records. He was an award winning photographer and managed Kelly Color Lab for 38 years. Ron was an aerial photographer in the US Navy. He was an officer at Foothills Correctional Institute for 5 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Gloria Craig.
He was an amazing husband and best friend to his wife of 21 years, Libby Shearin Whitworth. Also surviving are their children, Craig Whitworth, Ernie Whitworth, Kim Lane, and Todd Franklin; grandchildren, Agusdeline Whitworth, Jordan and Skyler McKee, Alora and Cameron Franklin; sister, Verna Crane.
A private celebration of Ron’s life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contribution may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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