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TW McWhorter

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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 2:35 pm

TW McWhorter, 86, of Bandera, passed away on Oct. 2, 2012 at home. He was born during the Depression years on June 6, 1926 to Tom and Mary (Griffin) McWhorter in Madison County. He married Lula Mae Moore on January 29, 1947 in Wilmer.

He graduated from Madisonville High School in 1944, and from the cotton patch the same year. Just after graduation and before Christmas, he was called into the Army Air Corps where he became a tailgunner on a B-19. He also served in the Korean conflict at Ellington Field. He later attended Sam Houston State College after he was discharged from the AAF, where he earned his business management degree along with a teacher’s certificate. He later received a Master’s Degree in History, after which he spent much of his time preaching the Gospel.

Shortly after his discharge, he was married to Lou Moore, his high school sweetheart. She stayed by his side for over 65 years and they had two daughters, Linda and Susan, who brought him great joy. Eventually, he began teaching in Montgomery High School, a job he was very proud of and retired from 22 years later.

Mr. McWhorter is survived by his wife Lula “Lou” (Moore) McWhorter of Bandera; daughter Susan Edwards and husband Barnie; son in law Frank Hentschel; three grandchildren, Michael Hentschel and wife Karen, Brian Edwards and wife Ashley, and Tracy Edwards; great grand daughter Sarah and numerous other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Linda Hentschel; his sister Ruth Hall; and brothers Lyndon Haire and Truman Morris.

A visitation was held at Grimes Funeral Chapels in Bandera Oct. 4. A funeral service was held Oct. 5 at Grimes Funeral Chapels. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 11 a.m. at Madisonville City Cemetery in Madisonville with military honors.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Madison County Museum 936-348-5230.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.