Anthony "Tony" Allen Worthington, 61, of Battle Creek, went to be with his Lord on July 25, 2021 at Ascension Living Borgess Place in Kalamazoo.
Tony was born on August 1, 1959 in Battle Creek, to Bob E. and Joeann (Clevenger) Worthington. He married Kathy Reedy on June 11, 2004 in Battle Creek.
Tony was a railroad conductor at Grand Trunk/CN Railroad in Battle Creek for 40 years, retiring in 2019. Music was Tony's heart and soul which lead him to be a professional musician. He played guitar and other instruments and sang lead, and harmony with bands including Back Alley Band, Back 2 Back, Faze II, the Erika Sherry Band, the Double Tapp Band, and many more.
Tony was a member of the Eagle Riders and the PNA Club.
He loved to go bowling, golfing, fishing, mushroom hunting, to concerts, traveling to Pikesville, Tennessee and reading his daily devotional.
Tony was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams were the Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers and the Michigan Wolverines. He enjoyed cooking and barbequing even wining winning rib and chili cook offs.
Tony is survived by his wife; Kathy Marie Worthington;, his son; Brooks (Jennifer Hiatt) Worthington of Battle Creek, his step-children; Krystle (David) Yarger of Galesburg, Jessika (Norm) Bragg of Portage and Jayson Conklin of Kalamazoo; his grandchildren; Madison, Brecken, Tryston, Zoe, Brooke and Baby Worthington (coming soon), his siblings; Theresa (Steve) Groth of Battle Creek, Michael (Leah) Worthington of Richland, Robert "Mitch" (Pene) Worthington of Battle Creek and Vicky Worthington of Battle Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents and his cousin Jimmy Worthington.
Visitation for Tony will take place on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall, MI 49068 with a memorial service to be held at 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Pastor John Grafton officiating. Family will gather with friends following the services at the Eagle's Lodge, 19757 Capital Ave NE Battle Creek MI 49017 Memorial contributions are requested to St. Mark Lutheran Church, American Cancer Society or Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence.
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