Grover Wesley âWesâ Worley passed away at home on June 28, 2022, surrounded by his beloved family. He was 82.
Wes was born in Alto, Georgia, and raised in Danville, Virginia. At the young age of 17, he followed his sister, Eulene, out to California and settled near her family in Sacramento.
Shortly after arriving in town, Wes landed a job at Muzio Bakery and continued to work there for 50 years, until he retired in 2007. Wes was always proud to say he worked at Muzio, who supplied French Bread to major Sacramento restaurants. Insisting all non-Muzio bread was âlousyâ by comparison, Wes refused to eat bread after the bakery shuttered its doors a in 2008 just a year after his retirement.
He was an avid league bowler along with his many friends at Alhambra Bowl. Wes regularly carried high scores there until the bowling alley closed its doors in 1985. Often urged to become a professional bowler (especially by his wife), Wes appeared too modest to pursue it.
In 1973 Wes and his wife, Donna, bought a home in Curtis Park, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Curtis Park was definitely his place of contentment. Over the many years there, he was known for watching out for the neighbors on his street and assisting them in any way he could. In his later years, he spent countless hours in his favorite spot on his front porch, waiving at neighbors and talking to any-and-all who passed by.
Wes was proceeded in death by his parents Eules and Laura (Evans) Worley of Virginia; sisters Kitty Carter and Azalee Martinez (Arizona), Beulah Motley and Lillian Pruitt (Georgia) and Eulene Trotter (Sacramento).
He is survived by his wife, Donna Worley (Sacramento); older brother, Johnny Worley (Mary Ann; Virginia); sons Wess Worley and Dwayne Worley (Redding); daughter Brook Worley (Los Angeles) and grandsons Jayson Worley and Colby Hoeppner (Oregon); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.And of courseâ¦his beloved grandfurs Marco, Dash, Monkey, Auggie and Zooey, who all miss him dearly.
Graveside Celebration of Life will be held at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, 4300 Folsom Blvd. on Friday, July 22, at 10:00 a.m. The family invites all who knew him to attend.