Rev. James Robert Worley, age 78, of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga following a brief illness. He was born on November 23, 1943, in Gilmer County, Georgia, to the late Fate Worley and Ruby Ann Watson Worley.
He owned and operated Worley's Garage in Blue Ridge most of his working life and had a lot of folks depending on him to keep their vehicles running. He was a Baptist minister ordained in 1983 and served as pastor of several area churches over the years. His favorite hobby was restoring classic cars.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-six years, Lois Patterson Worley, Daughter, Karen (Jeff) Harris, brothers, Harold Worley and Lloyd (Ann) Worley, sister, Virginia Chastain, and granddaughter, Racquel (Ethan) Watkins.
Funeral services, Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2:00 PM at Glen Hope Baptist Church in Blue Ridge with Rev. Ed Land, Rev. Lamar O'Neal, and Rev. Jeremy Hedden officiating. Music by April Hedden and Craig O'Neal. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers, Jeff Boatfield, Ethan Watkins, David Watkins, Sammy Worley, Craig O'Neal, and Mike Bowers.
The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Friday, July 15, 2022, from 5 PM till 8 PM.
The Henry-Cochran Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rev. James Worley. You may send condolences and sign the guest register at www.CochranFuneralHome.com.