Danny Maurice Worthey, 74, of Texas City, formerly of Colmesneil, Tx passed away May 5, 2020.
Danny Maurice Worthey was born August 17 1945 in Jasper Tx to Jasper Worthey & Vesta Bell Davis Worthey of Rockland and Mt Carmel TX. Daddy was the oldest of 3 boys who grew up and graduated from Dickinson High School, this would also be where he and his wife of 52 years, Joann would raise the majority of their 6 children. During his years in Dickinson Daddy played many sports, but his first love was baseball, he was an exceptional baseball player and even turned down an opportunity to play for the New York Mets immediately following high school, because instead of sports he had to get ‘A real job’ to support the baby he had on the way. This would turn out to be a defining characteristic of Daddy, always sacrificing for those he loved. Daddy never regretted any of his children but wished he had taken that opportunity to play professional baseball. Through the next 40+ years he would scratch this itch by coaching everything from T ball to senior league children at the sport he loved. He coached not only his own children and grandchildren, but countless others. He was a great coach and even better mentor He touched many lives by doing what he loved........ As much as he loved baseball, his greatest joy and accomplishment came at being a Daddy, papaw, brother, father in law and son. Daddy was never financially wealthy; however he was rich beyond measure in the love that he gave and received from those in his life. He was the proud father of 6, PaPaw of 23 grandchildren, ad 48 great grandchildren, and he loved every single one of them as if they were his one and only. There was no such thing as step in his family.... Daddy spent over 25 years working as an operator at Monsanto and sterling chemicals in Texas city before retiring to move back to his root of Tyler county Tx. Once back in Colmesneil, ready for retirement life had other plans for him and Momma, they were about to become the proud new caregivers to 5 of their oldest grandchildren. Daddy officially came out of retirement and went to work at the Tyler county sheriff's office as a deputy for the next 15+ years. He loved his job, serving the community and was always known for his kind heart and ability to treat everyone fair, no matter the circumstances. After leaving the sheriff's office Daddy drove a log truck for several years before officially retiring due to failing health...... To sum things up, he was the greatest man that I have ever known, he was our very own wealth of knowledge, our go to for anything and everything, our ear for listening, the one who got our asses out of many binds, our mentor, our disciplinarian, but most of all he was our home , our soft place to land no matter how bad we had messed up. We are honored to call him our Daddy, PaPaw, Brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Heaven is a much better place with him in it and I can only imagine the reunion when he was greeted by his wife, his mother, father, brother, son, grandparents and so so many Aunt, Uncles and cousins who went before him. My Momma was probably asking him why it took him 3 long months to come after her., but I can answer this question because he told me several times lately that he was afraid that we wouldn't be ok without him, that we still needed him more. The truth is that even though we would selfishly keep him here with us forever, we know that he is no longer in pain or struggling to breath. We also know that we will someday all be together again, Daddy will never be forgotten, we will continue to keep his fighting spirit and loving memory alive with the stories we will share for generations to come.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 2 pm at the Riley Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Saturday from 12 noon until the time of the service.
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