He was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Xenia to Lester and Zula (Walker) Worthington. He attended schools in Moran and was a graduate of Moran High School.
He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as an ironworker foreman for Eby Construction for 29 years before becoming disabled from a work-related injury in 1985.
He married Barbara Johnson on April 24, 1949, in Moran. She survives of the home.
Survivors also include a son, Danny Worthington; a daughter, Pennie Worthington; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Worthington of Fort Scott.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Worthington.
The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Friends Home Lutheran Church in Savonburg. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to Friends Home Lutheran Church, Prairie Mission Retirement Village or Hospice Care of Kansas and may be left at or sent to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.