Richard H. (Falcom) Whorton was born on January 19, 1944 in Etowah County, AL to the union of the late Richard J. and Lena Davis Whorton. He was the oldest of three children. He was educated in the Gadsden City School System and graduated from Carver High School in the Class of 1962. Richard confessed his faith in Jesus Christ and was a member of Union Baptist Church.
He worked at the Republic/Gulf State/Berlin Steel plant for over 25 years. He was the life of any party. He enjoyed working on cars, racing them, and earned the nickname Falcom for his love of the Ford Falcon. He also had a wonderful sense of humor that kept family and friends laughing constantly.
He was preceded in death by his loving, dedicated wife of 40 years, Joyce Pruitt Whorton; parents, Richard J. and Lena Davis Whorton; brothers, Raymond Louis and Robert Whorton; adopted grandson, Detraio Whorton; and great-granddaughter, L’aiken Taylor.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, Richard Untreor Frennie (Nancy) Whorton, Guntersville, AL, Tonya Whorton, Gadsden, AL, Renita (Anthony) Underwood-Hackett, Suisun City, CA, Chauncey Whorton and Rushando (Kami) Whorton, Decatur, AL; grandchildren, Richard Russell, Gadsden, AL, Nasya Untrea Whorton, Guntersville, AL, Talandria Whorton, Atlanta, GA, Cedric Hill and Alexis Hackett, Suisun, CA, Beonica Taylor, Kadin, Rushando Jr, and Kamerin Whorton, all from Decatur, AL; great grandchildren, Jaiden Walker, Xavian Russell, Kylan Russell, Jacari Walker, Kor’lan Russell, Crishaun Whorton, Gadsden, AL, Kerringhton Chauncey Griffin, Birmingham, AL, Nyeth Daniel Black, Guntersville, AL; Detraio Whorton, Jr. and Bryson Whorton; cousins raised as siblings, George (Lucille) Thomas and Helen Thompson, Gadsden, AL, Carrie Stewart, Jamaica, New York, John (Nikki) Thomas, Silver Springs, Maryland; sister in laws, Eloise Glover, and Delores Gadson, Gadsden, AL; brother in law, Leslie (Kecha) Pruitt, Jr., Gadsden, AL; special friends, LaShundra Mackroy, James Curry, and Jerry Thomas; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
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