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“I remember Carl from when I was a small child and my bff was his niece Sonya Guthrie. Lorene, Ron and Sonya I am so very sorry for your loss. Tami ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Tami Owens - Cleveland, TN

“To Carl's family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out about his death. I think about him quite often. He was such a wonderful person. Very...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Jenkins - Oak Ridge, TN

“I will never forget how hard Carl worked for Methodist Hospital. He was such a loyal employee. I appreciate that. Sorry for his loss,but know that he...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Tina Welch - Knoxville,, TN

“I am so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was truly one of the nicest people I have know. It was an honor to call him my friend and co-worker. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Sharyl King - Oliver Springs, TN

“Carl was such a kind soul and will be dearly missed. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: lisa - oak ridge, TN - coworker

“Lyndall and I will miss our good friend Carl and extend our prayers and condolences to Carl's family. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Roger and Lyndall Ridenour - FL

“Lorene and family, I am so sorry for your precious loss. I will always treasure my trips to Jackson. This gave me a chance to know Carl better, and...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Juanita Sizemore - Bristol, TN

“Growing up with Carl and his family on the same street was a blessing loved him and family. Carl added so much to the Clinton fair and Miss TN. He...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Joan McDonald Walters - Antioch, TN

“He touched so many lives. Thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Hill

“RIP Mr. Carl -- you will be sorely missed by your Miss Tennessee family & friends. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy King - friend


Carl Pressley Worley born January 21, 1942, went to be with his Lord on November 16, 2012 at his home in Clinton, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Press and Minnie Worley; sister, Irene Worley; brother, Ray Walker.
He is survived by:
Sister: Lorene and husband Rev. Ronald Guthrie
Nieces: Jamie Fox
Sonya Sizemore (Kerry)
Nephews: Melvin Worley
Marvin Worley
Great-Nephews: Brian Fox, Kyle Worley
Great-Nieces: Carmen Fox, Ashley and Kara Sizemore, Lyndsey and Megan Worley
Carl graduated from Clinton High School and attended L.M.U. and Carson-Newman College. He was employed for 50 years at Oak Ridge Hospital / Methodist Medical Center. He was the Executive Director of the Miss Knoxville Scholarship Pageant for 28 years and Director of Anderson County Fairest of the Fair for 30 years. Carl was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton. He leaves behind many friends and loved ones.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 19th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral service will follow with Rev. Stan Elliott officiating. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, November 20th, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens at 11:00am. Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com

Funeral Home
Holley-Gamble Funeral Homes
621 S Charles Seivers Blvd. Clinton, TN 37716
Tel. (865) 457-2323

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