Howe- Funeral services for Jimmie Milton Wormsbaker will be held at
10:00 am, Wednesday, December 31 in the First Methodist Church of Howe.
Rev. Lou Williams and Coach Steve Simmons will officiate. Burial with Masonic
and military honors will follow at Hall Cemetery. Pallbearers are
Blake Akins, Eric Akins, Russ Cane, Tim Cherry, Ryan Poindexter and Dave
Sroufe. Eddy Hamilton, Bill Smith, and John Stephenson will serve as honorary
pallbearers. Mr. Wormsbaker passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December
28 at Wilson N. Jones Medical Center at the age of 58.
Jimmie was born on January 16, 1950 in Mexia, Texas. He graduated
from Howe Schools in 1968 and later received a business degree from
Southeastern University. During the Vietnam War, Jimmie was drafted into
the US Army, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and National Defense
Service Medal for his valiant service. On October 15, 1971 Jimmie and Donna
Moses were married in Howe. He went to work for Texas Instruments/Raytheon
in 1968 and retired in 2006 after 38 years. He was member of the Howe Masonic
Lodge, the Elks Lodge, the DAV, and the First United Methodist Church of
Howe. Jimmie was also a lifetime member of the VFW and Lions Club International.
A dedicated husband,
father, grandfather and friend to many, he will be remembered for
his caring and giving nature, always willing to lend a helping hand
Mr. Wormsbaker is survived by his wife Donna of Howe; one daughter,
Julie Bearden and husband Herb of Howe; one son, Josh Wormsbaker
and wife Dawn of Round Rock, Texas; grandchildren, Megan, Mason, and Matthew
Bearden, Ava Wormsbaker, and a 5th grandchild that is due in March; mother,
Martha Waller of Howe; one brother, Gene Stevens and wife Joy of Howe;
two sisters, Sharon Montgomery and husband Al of Sherman and Debbie Brock
and husband Perry of Brock, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephew, cousins,
and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Harold L. Waller.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at
Waldo Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Howe
or the Howe Community Library