Carter Ronald "Ron" Worley, son of the late Carter P. Worley and Esther M. Smith Worley, was born on March 20, 1938, at Frisco and died at his residence at Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at the age of 65.
Mr. Worley was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter where he had served as Elder of the church and was a devoted choir member for many years before poor health prevented him from singing. He graduated from Dexter High School where he was very active in FFA. He served as the Missouri State FFA President. He attended Missouri University, Columbia, where he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and a member of the Missouri University Singers. He spent his entire life as a farmer and a cattleman. He was the first rancher to bring purebred Charolais cattle into Southeast Missouri. He was also a breeder of miniature horses.
He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Corry on July 5, 1959, at Lebanon. Mrs. Worley survives of the home in Dexter.
Besides his wife, survivors include one son, Steven Carter Worley and wife Catherine of Ellisville; two sisters, Ruth Worley Mayer and brother-in-law Robert Mayer, and Marilyn Worley Pippins and brother-in-law Charles Pippins, all of Dexter; one son-in-law, Greg McCauley and granddaughters, Caitlyn McCauley and Cory McCauley, all of Poplar Bluff; granddaughters, Elizabeth Worley and Mara Worley, both of Ellisville; several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Lynn McCauley on June 18, 1995.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter..
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Vaughn Wright officiating.
Interment followed in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the First Christian Church of Dexter or to any charity of their choice.