Steven Earl Whorley
July 10, 1959 -
March 20, 2023

Visitation

March 23, 2023
12pm to 2pm

Service 

March 23, 2023
2pm

Interment

March 23, 2023
Obituary

Funeral service for Steven Earl Whorley, age 63, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Fayetteville First Baptist Church, with Dr. Jon Hathcock officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Orchard Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Thursday at the church.

Earl was born on July 10, 1959, in Lincoln County, TN to JoAnn O’Neal Whorley and the late Clyde Darwin Whorley. He worked as a plumber/electrician at Bevels Plumbing and Electric for 30 years, alongside his lifelong friend, Dean Bevels. Earl passed away peacefully on March 20, 2023.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn Whorley; sister, Cindy Whorley; son, Steven Austin (Josey) Whorley; soon to be grandson, Rhyatt Coe Whorley (due in June); as well as numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.

In addition to his father, Earl was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Van Whorley; maternal grandparents, Cabe & Iva Lou O’Neal; and paternal grandparents, Grady Earl & Kathleen Davis Whorley.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Steven Earl Whorley.

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22 Comments

  1. Holly DeBerry Thompson

    I hate to hear this. I went to Highland Rim with Steve and rode the bus with him. I remember what a good basketball player he was. He was always a friendly guy and was very popular. I’m so sorry for his family’s loss.

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  2. Sara Shelton

    So sorry he was such a nice man, always so polite. His work was excellent! He wll be missed by so many.

    Reply
  3. Janie Thompson wilson

    An Amazing Man which brought Happiness to me…

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  4. Barbara Shelton

    What a kind and precious man. I’ve known Steve since we were children and he was always so nice then too. He will be greatly missed by many. Thank You Lord for Steve and his sweet spirit.

    Reply
  5. Ken Pamplin

    So shocked to hear this! Prayers for the family. Had a leak under the house earlier this year. Saw Earl then when I called on Dean to find and repair the leak. Earl was such a nice guy! Earl and Dean were a team. Had them do several jobs at the house over the years. Will miss him.

    Reply
  6. Jeannie Gallant

    Such a sweet guy. I am so sorry

    Reply
  7. Donna Durham Myers

    I have known Steve for a long time. He will be greatly missed. Always so friendly and a great personality. Rest In Peace Steve. Sending prayers to all family and friends. ,🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Reply
  8. Jeff Harlston

    I’ve known Steve for over 40 years and at some point he was my brother n law. But what I remember most about Steve is that he was always in a good mood. He as my neighbor in the pines estates for years that’s where I met Van & Steve He will be missed RIP Steve we all will see you again soon

    Reply
  9. Julia Ann Stafford

    Joanne, Cindy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  10. Linda F. Williams

    Joanne and Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing and talking to Steve when I saw him. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  11. Martha Wolf

    I am praying for the family of Steve Whorley during this sad time. We became friends when he and Van and his mom and dad were my neighbors. He and Dean Bevels have worked together for a long time. He will be missed by all. Sincerely, Martha Wolf

    Reply
  12. Sandy DeVaney

    Steve was always happy, smiling and upbeat and most definitely funny. He and Dean would come to my house to do work and Steve always was right there to do whatever needed done & patiently waiting for Dean to stop talking so they could leave… lol that was a joke he made last time he was here with Dean and Mike and they are both my brothers. Steve was so fun to be around and his presence will definitely be missed . Prayers to his family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength for the come days and after and give you comfort too.
    Sandy DeVaney

    Reply
  13. Cindy. Davis

    Prayers and love for Steve’s precious family

    Reply
  14. Mary Lee O’Neal Rennie

    Praying for peace, comfort and lots of love for my sister JoAnn, Cindy, Austin and Josey Whorley. Letting you know you have my full support in every moment. Steve will always be in our hearts.

    Reply
  15. Joyce KELSO jOHNSON

    Joann so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, he was at my house several times with Dean. I told hhim we were friends. I will have you in my Prayers,. Joyce

    Reply
  16. David Kinser

    So sorry to hear about Steve

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  17. Katelynn Oneal

    How I wish i could be there for my family Thursday. Steve was the light of the reunion for me. I knew I could be 100% me, and he loved me no matter what. RIP and praying for all of my family.

    Reply
  18. Vicky Strickland

    Steve was a precious gentle soul. He was always the same. Happy to be and help.
    I never got to tell him about Jim’s passing. No matter. He knows now.
    RIP sweet dear Steve.

    Reply
  19. Timmy and Jane Ogle

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve , he was a classmate at HRS. He will be missed . Prayers of comfort to the family.

    Reply
  20. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Prayers for this family. I am so sorry for your loss of such a nice man!
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply
  21. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. Steve was a Great Person. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace In the Days to Come.🙏💖🙏

    Reply
  22. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Steve was a great cousin. He surely will be missed. Prayers for Aunt JoAnn, Cindy, Austin and Josey Whorley

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Holly DeBerry Thompson

    I hate to hear this. I went to Highland Rim with Steve and rode the bus with him. I remember what a good basketball player he was. He was always a friendly guy and was very popular. I’m so sorry for his family’s loss.

    Reply
  2. Sara Shelton

    So sorry he was such a nice man, always so polite. His work was excellent! He wll be missed by so many.

    Reply
  3. Janie Thompson wilson

    An Amazing Man which brought Happiness to me…

    Reply
  4. Barbara Shelton

    What a kind and precious man. I’ve known Steve since we were children and he was always so nice then too. He will be greatly missed by many. Thank You Lord for Steve and his sweet spirit.

    Reply
  5. Ken Pamplin

    So shocked to hear this! Prayers for the family. Had a leak under the house earlier this year. Saw Earl then when I called on Dean to find and repair the leak. Earl was such a nice guy! Earl and Dean were a team. Had them do several jobs at the house over the years. Will miss him.

    Reply
  6. Jeannie Gallant

    Such a sweet guy. I am so sorry

    Reply
  7. Donna Durham Myers

    I have known Steve for a long time. He will be greatly missed. Always so friendly and a great personality. Rest In Peace Steve. Sending prayers to all family and friends. ,🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

    Reply
  8. Jeff Harlston

    I’ve known Steve for over 40 years and at some point he was my brother n law. But what I remember most about Steve is that he was always in a good mood. He as my neighbor in the pines estates for years that’s where I met Van & Steve He will be missed RIP Steve we all will see you again soon

    Reply
  9. Julia Ann Stafford

    Joanne, Cindy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  10. Linda F. Williams

    Joanne and Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved seeing and talking to Steve when I saw him. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  11. Martha Wolf

    I am praying for the family of Steve Whorley during this sad time. We became friends when he and Van and his mom and dad were my neighbors. He and Dean Bevels have worked together for a long time. He will be missed by all. Sincerely, Martha Wolf

    Reply
  12. Sandy DeVaney

    Steve was always happy, smiling and upbeat and most definitely funny. He and Dean would come to my house to do work and Steve always was right there to do whatever needed done & patiently waiting for Dean to stop talking so they could leave… lol that was a joke he made last time he was here with Dean and Mike and they are both my brothers. Steve was so fun to be around and his presence will definitely be missed . Prayers to his family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you strength for the come days and after and give you comfort too.
    Sandy DeVaney

    Reply
  13. Cindy. Davis

    Prayers and love for Steve’s precious family

    Reply
  14. Mary Lee O’Neal Rennie

    Praying for peace, comfort and lots of love for my sister JoAnn, Cindy, Austin and Josey Whorley. Letting you know you have my full support in every moment. Steve will always be in our hearts.

    Reply
  15. Joyce KELSO jOHNSON

    Joann so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, he was at my house several times with Dean. I told hhim we were friends. I will have you in my Prayers,. Joyce

    Reply
  16. David Kinser

    So sorry to hear about Steve

    Reply
  17. Katelynn Oneal

    How I wish i could be there for my family Thursday. Steve was the light of the reunion for me. I knew I could be 100% me, and he loved me no matter what. RIP and praying for all of my family.

    Reply
  18. Vicky Strickland

    Steve was a precious gentle soul. He was always the same. Happy to be and help.
    I never got to tell him about Jim’s passing. No matter. He knows now.
    RIP sweet dear Steve.

    Reply
  19. Timmy and Jane Ogle

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Steve , he was a classmate at HRS. He will be missed . Prayers of comfort to the family.

    Reply
  20. Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Prayers for this family. I am so sorry for your loss of such a nice man!
    Lenace Hyde Lehnert

    Reply
  21. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. Steve was a Great Person. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace In the Days to Come.🙏💖🙏

    Reply
  22. DeLois O'Neal Thompson

    Steve was a great cousin. He surely will be missed. Prayers for Aunt JoAnn, Cindy, Austin and Josey Whorley

    Reply

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