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Ruffin Cemetery

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Ruffin United Methodist Church
Saturday January 18th, 2020
11:00am

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Edward Erle "Moochie" Worsham

Edward Erle “Moochie” Worsham, born June 22, 1936, passed away on December 20, 2019 at his home in West Covina, CA. Moochie grew up in Ruffin, NC where he was the self-proclaimed prince of Ruffin. He felt this title was appropriate because in his eyes, his Daddy, Sheriff Leon Wesley Worsham was the King of Ruffin. His service in the Army took him to live in Alaska in the 1950’s. When his service was complete he began working for the National Security Agency (NSA). In a career that spanned over 35 years, NSA took him to live in Germany, Maryland and Hawaii. He took an early retirement in 1993 and along with his beloved wife Sandra made the island of Oahu their home. Together they moved to California in 2017 to be close to children and grandchildren. Ed toured all 50 states, exploring most by motorhome. He traveled Europe, visited Australia and went on numerous tours of duty with the NSA to locations such as Panama, South Korea and many other untold regions. He loved to fish, golf and play card games. He lived his life to the fullest without ever forgetting his roots. He loved his friends and family and was always happy to be surrounded by them. Edward is now reunited with his wife Sandra of over 51 years. His mother Lennie Watts Worsham, son Steven Worsham, brothers James Judson Worsham and Jack Watts Worsham were also there to greet him as he arrived in Heaven. He is survived by his daughter Denise Perry (Mike) of Lake City Florida, son Roger Worsham of Wilmington North Carolina, son Bradley Worsham (Stacey) of La Mirada California and daughter Valerie Martinez (Steve) of La Verne California. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, January 18th at 11:00am at Ruffin United Methodist Church, 9640 US-29 Business, Ruffin, NC 27326 with inurnment following Ruffin Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship Hall following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruffin Cemetery Fund,c/o Bobby Wharton 237 Worsham Mill Road, Ruffin, NC 27326 or Ruffin United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 66, Ruffin, NC 27326.

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I'm just learning of Mr. Worsham's passing...he was my first boss at NSA. Although for a very short time, I do recall many fond memories with him and those that Mr. Hunter mentioned in his note. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Donna Wright

Donna Wright May 20 2020 10:53 AM

We have so many memories of both Ed and Sandra. Perhaps what we remember most is their welcoming spirit and their hospitality. Ed was always a great host! He was a friend to many and always good for a hug, a smile, a story, or a game. He held a special place in our hearts and always will. He will be sorely missed, but we rejoice knowing he is with his beloved Sandra and our Lord and Savior, Jesus! Prayers and Gods peace for the entire Worsham family

Cherie Tsukamoto Jan 11 2020 6:15 PM

BESIDES BEING A SUPER BOSS, HE WAS TONS OF FUN TO BE AROUND JUST DROPPING LOADED WIT FROM HIS DRY SENSE OF HUMOR. AMONG MY FONDEST, AND THERE WERE MANY, MEMORIES OF ED WAS A FLOUNDERING TRIP TO THE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA IN ED'S MOTORHOME. TOO MANY FUNNY MOMENTS TO DETAIL, BUT JUST FIGURE THE GUESTS AND THE CONCLUSION WILL BE OBVIOUS. BESIDES ED THERE WAS CAL DILTZ, BOB BARGET, AND MYSELF, RON HUNTER FOR A LONG WEEKEND. TOTAL BLAST!! HE WAS ALSO A TOUR GUIDE FOR MY WIFE AND I WHEN WE SPENT A WHOLE DAY WITH HE AND SANDRA DURING A PACIFIC CRUISE. WE WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY MEMBERS FOR THEIR LOSS. TIGHT LINES, RON HUNTER

Ronald Hunter Jan 10 2020 3:21 PM