Fred Russell “Freddie” Worthington, 82

Published 11:30 am Monday, May 16, 2022

Fred Russell “Freddie” Worthington, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his home of 43-years, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Danville on October 22, 1939, to Reece Edgar and Dorothy Mae Daley Worthington. Fred was a graduate of Junction City High School. He was employed by Genesco INC, Danville and IBM/LexMark where he eventually retired from LexMark after 33 years of devoted service. During his retirement, he worked part-time at Best Buy, where he was frequently awarded “employee of the month”. Fred also worked for the Boyle County School District as a bus driver, with his wife who was his bus monitor. They both retired from the school district in 2020. He attended Calvary Baptist Church. Fred adored his family and was active in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives, being involved to his fullest ability. Fred never passed up a good deal; he and his wife enjoyed shopping at Goodwill, particularly when they traveled. He was a dedicated UK fan, loved playing golf, enjoyed horse racing, and was proud of his garden, especially his home-grown tomatoes and his fruit trees. He was a “man of the earth” and the definition of a “do-it-yourself” kind of guy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Michael Troy Campbell.

Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Sondra Hainsworth Worthington, of 62 years; his children, Shawn Rene Campbell and her fiancĂ©, Tommy Word of Danville; Jennifer Jay Carlton and her husband, Devin Carlton of Stanford; Frederick Nicholas “Nick” Worthington and his wife, Amelia Worthington of Louisville; his grandchildren, Jaylee Elizabeth Carlton, Devin Reece Carlton, Lena Mae Worthington, Kyah Rue Worthington, Mila Ann Worthington, and a host of extended family and friends that he loved dearly.

Visitation will be 5pm-8pm, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church. Funeral Service will be 1pm, Friday, May 20, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. Brent Rowe will officiate. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nick Worthington, Devin Carlton, Tommy Word, Reece Carlton, David Daley, Ron Daley, Barry Arnold, Brad Murphy, and Larry Barker. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Baker, David Lawson, Tony Arnold, Garry Hogue, Richard Hogue, Frank Hogue, Tom ‘Tinker’ Stewart and Dr. Robert ‘Bobby’ Fowler. Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at Heritage Hospice and his private caregivers for their compassionate, respectful, and thoughtful care. Please sign the online guestbook and send a Hugs from Home at

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