Donald "Don" Worley

Tuesday, August 29, 1933 - Friday, July 17, 2020

Dedicated to His Family

Photo of Donald "Don" Worley  - 1933-2020

Canton- During the peaceful evening hours of Friday, July 17, 2020 Donald “Don” Worley entered into his eternal Heavenly home.

Don was born August 29, 1933 to the late George Worley and the late Thelma Scott Worley. He had resided most of his life in Haywood County and Don truly loved the mountains where he was born and raised. He was a talented machinist and was a self-employed land excavator, owning and operating Worley Grading in Canton for many dedicated years. It was often said by family and friends that Don was a mechanical genius, there did not seem to be anything that he could not make or repair.  The amazing windmills that he built and handcrafted were admired by everyone. An avid bowler, Don was extremely proud of his several perfect games, and when baseball season arrived everyone knew he was a loyal and true Atlanta Braves fan. He also enjoyed traveling, always making trips to warm and sunny places. Don was a devoted husband and together he and his wife, Eleanor, were blessed with a wonderful marriage.  His heart runneth over with great pride and joy for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and when saying goodbye after happy visits with their “PopPop” his words of “I love you.. about this much” will be cherished forever. Don lived a full and blessed life where he shared his giving and caring heart each and every day and he is indeed an example for each of us to follow.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy Worley and his brother, Louis Worley.

Surviving are his loving wife of 63 years, Eleanor McCall Worley; a daughter, Debra Rose and her husband, Richard; his sons, Brian Worley and Steve Worley; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Worley and many friends.

A celebration of life service to honor and remember the life of Don will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, August 1, 2020 at "Worley's Pond" located at 679 Buckeye Cove Road, Canton, NC 28716.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Don’s memory to the North Canton Volunteer Fire Department, 1685 North Canton Road, Canton, NC 28716.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Worley family.

Condolences from family and friends

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Pisgah High Class of 1975
Don was a wonderful person I remember growing up around Donald he was s good mechanic he will be missed
Terry Scott
Our thoughts and prayers are with Eleanor and the family during this time of loss. Don was a great man and wonderful friend to us over the years.
R.J. and Doris McCall and Fannie Wells
My Love and prayers to your family
Denise Gibson
Uncle Donald will be truly missed. So many memories of playing at your house on Beaverdam growing up. He graded Amber's house spot when she got married. Oh how he loved working with that dozer. Eleanor and family I love you all and I am only a phone call away if you need anything. Daddy said to tell you he loves you all. He says it's going to be really lonely now without Don because he is the only one left now. God bless you, Dawn
Dawn Worley Hyatt