December 11, 1927 – December 27, 2021
James Judson Blackley Worth, age 94, of Abingdon, Virginia, peacefully passed away Monday, December 27, 2021, in his home.
He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, Virginia, and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947. James earned a BS degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, and an MS in Meteorology from Michigan State University. Throughout his life, he worked as an Industrial Engineer, Geophysics Laboratory Director, Vice President of Engineering and Physical Sciences, President and General Manager, and as an Environmental Consultant. He was the President and Camp Director at Camp Minnehaha for 30 years.
James lived an intrepid life, always had stories to tell, loved to restore old clocks, and had a great number of friends. He is loved by so many and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, George Harmer Blackley and Madalyn Tonkin Blackley Worth, James was preceded in death by his son, Judson Worth, who was laid to rest earlier this month.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Sarah Worth; daughter-in-law, Margaret Worth; daughter Becky Worth-Jones, and husband, Roscoe Worth-Jones; son, James Worth, and wife, Nancy Worth; 10 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Those wishing to share sympathy online may do so by visiting farrisfuneralser vice.com and signing the online guestbook.
The family of James Judson Blackley Worth is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va. 24210.
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