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James L Worley

April 21, 1958 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 63)

Obituary

James Logan Worley, born April 21, 1958 to Carolyn and Will Worley, passed away at his home in Urbana, IL on February 1st, 2022.

Beloved brother of Thomas Ray Worley (Mary) and Fred B. Worley (Jennifer), beloved husband of Eleisha Whitney-Olson, devoted father to daughter Moira Elise Worley and son Ian James Weikle. Doting grandfather of Lilyanna Rose Marie Parrish (6), Lyla Parrish (9), Riley Parrish (10), Alyssa Selwyn (2), and Phoebe Selwyn (1) as well as 2 nieces, a nephew and many dearly loved cousins, aunts and an uncle. He also leaves behind many great friends, including Andrew Stone, Max Wei, Gerhard Lueschen, Flint and Nancy Jane Pellet, Doug Drew, Tom Kirtz, Scott Ellison, Shane Barbee, Frank Trainer, and their families, as well as many others.

James was an alumnus of the University of Illinois with a BA in Political Science. He graduated from University High School, where he served as senior-class president, and Yankee Ridge Elementary in Urbana, IL. After careers as a software engineer in Texas and Utah and as the owner of a Grog’s Pizza franchise in Normal, IL, James returned to his Urbana home to care for his aging parents. He remained in Urbana at his boyhood home.

James greatly enjoyed games of strategy, from his time on Uni High’s championship chess team throughout his adult life. James was grateful to the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, for their care during his extensive battle with right-side heart failure.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022, at McKinley Church and Foundation at 809 S. Fifth St. in Champaign, IL, with a visitation from 11am to 1pm, a memorial service at 1pm, followed by burial of cremated remains at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana, IL.

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church
809 S. 5th St
Champaign, IL 61820

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 9, 2022

1:00 PM
McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church
809 S. 5th St
Champaign, IL 61820

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