Paul Worland

Obituary of Paul Worland

Paul Wilbur Worland, 89 went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Paul was born April 1st, 1929 to Leo Francis and Marie Sue Heverin Worland in Louisville, KY. He was the youngest of 9 children. He graduated from St. Xavier High School in Louisville. He was married to the late Sylvia Lee Dennis Worland, also from Louisville. He was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church in Fort Oglethorpe, GA and was a 4th Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus Council 7416 and Assembly 2239 where he served as the Faithful Navigator and Color Commander.

Paul served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict where he attained the rank of Corporal. He served in Washington, DC as a cryptographer in the intelligence corp.

After a career in logistics and warehouse management with Pillsbury and Container Corporation of America, he and his wife purchased a local business, McCracken Brothers Antique Restoration, operating it until his retirement. He and his wife bought and restored a home in St. Elmo in 1984 and were active with St. Elmo historical preservation.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Knable of Louisville and his five sons, Thomas (Cara), Stephen (Deb), David (Sally), Kevin (Naomi) and Peter, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grand-children and 37 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, His wife, and his siblings: Margaret Mary Hays, Jimmy, Mary, Louis, Kate Henning, Pat McKenzie and Jack; and a son, Paul, Jr.

Visitation and Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 14th. The family will greet friends at the sanctuary of St. Gerald’s Catholic Church in Fort Oglethorpe, GA from 10:00 am till 12:00pm. Funeral Mass will be held at 12:30pm. Monsignor Stephen Churchwell will be officiating. Sons and Grandsons will serve as Pall Bearers. The Knights of Columbus will serve as Honorary Pall Bearers.  Burial will be held at Forest Hills Cemetery in St. Elmo immediately following the Mass.

Funeral arrangements have been made by Wann Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church, 3049 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742. The family sincerely appreciates the care provided by the staff at Rosewood Assisted Living, Mary and Martha Assisted Living and Homestead Hospice. Those wishing to leave memories, photos or condolences online may do so at