We celebrate the life of Earl Melvin "Billy" Worsham, who went to his heavenly home on October 24, 2019. Billy was born in Pittsylvania County. on December 30, 1931, son of the late Zebedee Worsham and Lottie Shelton Worsham. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Joan Allred Worsham; three children, Billy Gregory Worsham of Danville, Kenneth Wayne Worsham and wife, Marilyn, of Gretna, deceased son, Earl Melvin Worsham II; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Hilda W. Parker of Cascade, deceased sisters, Dorothy W. McCoy and Pearline W. Shelton; and deceased brothers, Odell L. Worsham, Zebedee Worsham Jr., and Martin A. Worsham. He faithfully served his country in the armed forces and was assigned to the Army in 1950, he was stationed in Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, deployed to Korea where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He will be missed by his beagle puppy "Cookie." Mr. Worsham was retired from Goodyear after 29 years in the Curing Department. The family will receive friends at Townes Funeral Home on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and at other times will be at the residence, 320 Meadowview Drive. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. from Townes Memorial Chapel with the Reverend Jim Curran officiating. Interment will follow in Danville Memorial Gardens with military honors presented by the Virginia Army National Guard Honor Guard. Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street is respectfully serving the Worsham family. Online condolences may be directed to www.townesfuneralhome.com.

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