Howard A. Worsencroft 1944-2021

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. — With sad hearts, we announce the passing of Howard “Howie” A. Worsencroft, 77, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.

Howie was the husband of Caroline Crider Worsencroft and the youngest son, born in Youngstown, to the late Colin and Helen Worsencraft. After finishing Poland Seminary High School, he graduated from Youngstown State University.

He worked as a transportation director for Orangeburg, Calhoun, Allendale and Banberg counties for many years and for TMSI.

Howie was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in St. Matthews, S.C., where he taught the Bill Sadler Sunday school class for many years, was a member of the Ellen Wimberly Choir, and was lay speaker.

Howie was a gentle man whose “happy place” was his garden, where he grew many vegetables for his family to enjoy. He always said he felt closer to God when he was in his garden. He was also an avid stamp and coin collector.

In addition to his loving wife of 51 years, he is survived by his sons Bert Worsencroft (Lori) of St. Matthews and Joel Worsencroft (Rachel) of Spring Hill, Tenn.; daughter-in-law Kim Worsencroft of Alpharetta, Ga.; and a brother Dean Worsencroft of Poland.

He was preceded in death by his son Marty Worsencroft; and brothers Melvin and Charles “Chuck” Worsencroft.

He was blessed and loved by his seven grandchildren Haley, Lily, Noah, Izzy, Jesse, Ariel and Nicholas; and many nieces and nephews.

Howie was also blessed with many wonderful nurses, Amanda, Buck and Jacqui, who became part of his family of angels.

A celebration of life was held at St. Paul United Methodist Church, St. Matthews, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, with the Rev. James McGee and the Rev. Susan Ulmer officiating. Burial followed in West End Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1808 Bridge St., St. Matthews, S.C. 29135; the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131; or a charity of one’s choice.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Grove Park Hospice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.dukesharleyfuneralhome.com or on the Dukes Harley Funeral Home and Crematory Facebook page.

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