Jud Worth passed away Sunday, December 5, at his home in Edray, after a short and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Jud was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent his childhood in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from the University of North Carolina, he moved to West Virginia to begin life at Camp Minnehaha with his first child, Michael, in 1987. His family continued to grow, as well as his attachment to Pocahontas County. He was a licensed social worker and gave his life in service to others, ending his career as the nursing home administrator at Pocahontas Center where he cared for the staff and residents as if they were his family. He was devoted to the Pocahontas County Opera House Foundation and the West Virginia Scenic Trails Association.
Jud enjoyed the water – boating at Lake Moomaw with family, kayaking, swimming and fishing trips with friends, always encouraging others to join him. He loved being Dad, Pappa and Uncle Jud.
He loved life, his friends and his family. He will be sadly missed.
He is survived by wife, Margaret; and their five children and their spouses, Wayne and Amanda Worth, of Clarksburg, Christopher and Julie Worth, of Saint Louis, Missouri, Sarah Worth, of Telluride, Colorado, Michael Worth, of Fairmont, and Katie Workman and Jake Krack, of Marlinton; granddaughter, Iris Anne Krack; brother, Jay Worth and wife Nancy, of Florida; sister, Becky Worth Jones and husband Roscoe; and his parents, Jim and Sarah (Sally) Worth, of Abingdon, Virginia.
Friends are invited to a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton, beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021.
Refreshments at the Pocahontas County Opera House to follow.
Memorial donations may be made to West Virginia Scenic Trails Association, PO Box 4042, Charleston, WV 25364. Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com