Howard A. Worsencroft 1944-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs


ST. MATTHEWS, SC – With sad hearts we announce the passing of Howard “Howie” A. Worsencroft, 77, on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Howie was the husband of Caroline Crider Worsencroft and the youngest son, born in Youngstown, of the late Colin and Helen Worsencraft. After graduating from Polish Seminary High School, he graduated from Youngstown State University.

He worked as Director of Transportation for Orangeburg, Calhoun, Allendale and Banberg counties for many years and for TMSI.

Howie was a faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in St. Matthews, SC, where he taught for many years at Bill Sadler Sunday School, was a member of the Ellen Wimberly Choir, and was a lay lecturer.

Howie was a gentle man whose “place of happiness” was his garden, where he grew many vegetables for his family to enjoy. He always said he felt closer to God when he was in his garden. He was also an avid stamp and coin collector.

In addition to his beloved wife of 51 years, he is survived by his sons Bert Worsencroft (Lori) of St. Matthews and Joel Worsencroft (Rachel) of Spring Hill, Tenn .; stepdaughter Kim Worsencroft of Alpharetta, GA; and a brother Dean Worsencroft from Poland.

He was predeceased by his son Marty Worsencroft; and brothers Melvin and Charles “Chuck” Worsencroft.

He was blessed and loved by his seven grandchildren Haley, Lily, Noah, Izzy, Jesse, Ariel and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

Howie was also fortunate to have many wonderful nurses, Amanda, Buck and Jacqui, who have become a part of his angel family.

A Celebration of Life was held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, St. Matthews on Monday, September 20, 2021, with Reverend James McGee and Reverend Susan Ulmer. Interment followed at West End Cemetery.

Memorials can be made at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1808 Bridge St., St. Matthews, SC 29135; Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131; or a charity of their choice.

The family would like to warmly thank Grove Park Hospice.

Online condolences can be expressed at or on the Dukes Harley Funeral Home and Crematory Facebook page.

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