Roger Eugene McWhorter was born on December 17, 1952 in Wellsville, Missouri. He quietly left this world on August 25, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. at the age of 65. He was the second son of Ed and Nellie McWhorter. He grew up in Wellsville, Missouri and attended grade school and was a 1970 graduate of Wellsville-Middletown R-1 High School. Roger had the heart of a farmer and was happiest when he could milk a few cows, especially Jersey cows. He loved to mow and bale hay. He was very knowledgeable on every kind of tractor, but his passion was Farmalls.
Roger got saved at the age of 26 at a revival in Middletown, Missouri. He had been raised in a Christian home, but decided he would try life his way until that day when he answered God’s convicting call. He loved God and passionately read his Bible every day. He was a Sunday school teacher and a lay preacher for many years.
Roger married Patricia Lee “Patty” Crossan, his wife, on April 9, 1983 in Madras, Oregon. She survives at the home in Collins, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his father Edward McWhorter and is survived by his mother, Nellie Marie McWhorter, of Wellsville. He is also survived by his children and their families: Jodie Lynn McWhorter and sons Austin and Shawn, of Prineville, Oregon, Kimberly Dawn McWhorter and son Zane, of St. Louis, Andrew Timothy McWhorter (Kayla) and step-daughters Peyton and Rainey, of Stanley, North Dakota, Sarah Elisabeth Bradshaw (Kent) and son Theo, of Norfolk, Virginia, Warren Michael McWhorter, of Stanley, North Dakota, Nellie Rose McWhorter, of St. Louis, Naomi Ruth McWhorter, of San Diego, California and step-son Jeffery Scott Crossan, of Salem, Oregon. He is also survived by siblings Phillip Edward McWhorter (Cindy), of the State of Utah and Karen Ann Puricelli, of Frontenac and many nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death was a brother-in-law, Christopher Puricelli.
He will be put to rest in a private family ceremony at Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown, Missouri on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 1st at Church of God “Holiness” in Lowry City.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Church of God (Holiness) Building Fund in Lowry City c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.