Whitworth, Michael Keith

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and after 9:00 AM Thursday, August 27, 2020

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Disabled American Veterans


Michael Keith Whitworth, known to most as Mike, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on August 21, 2020, having reached the age of sixty-nine years, eight months and ten days. Michael was born in Washington on December 11, 1950, son of James Arthur Whitworth, known to all as Jim, and Mary Blanche Whitworth nee Wright. On October 15, 1971, he was united in marriage to Christine Marianne Bauer, known to most as Chris, and four children came to bless this union.

Mike is survived by his wife, Chris Whitworth of St. Clair, MO; by three children, Timothy Whitworth of St. Clair, Gina Whitworth and significant other, Brian White, of Columbia, MO, and Amanda Whitworth of Edwardsville, IL; by two grandchildren, Malia and Maverick Woodard, of Edwardsville; by his sister, Jodi Dixon and wife, Nancy, of St. Louis, MO; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary Whitworth; by one daughter, Tammy Whitworth, and by one brother, Robert Wright.

Mike was a Christian, believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army, entering in 1970 and received his honorable discharge on January 31, 2006, and transferred to Army reserves for ten years. Between his services in the military, him and his father, Jim, opened and operated St. Clair Derby Gas Station from 1981 to 1983. He was a member of American Legion Post 347 of St. Clair, MO. After his discharge Mike was employed by the United States Army Reserve Center in Weldon Springs, MO, retiring in 2017. He enjoyed many hobbies and interests, such as going on drives with Chris and watching old Western movies. He was an avid NASCAR fan and rarely missed a televised race. Nothing made him happier than the time spent with his children and grandchildren, as they were truly his pride and joy.

A kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle great-uncle cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, August 27, 2020, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Lynn Stroup officiating. Interment with full military honors was held at Midlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Union, MO. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.