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1927 James 2021

James Judson Blackley Worth

December 11, 1927 — December 27, 2021

James Judson Blackley Worth, age 94, of Abingdon, VA, passed away on December 27th, 2021, peacefully, in his home.

He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Fort Defiance, Va., and a veteran of WWII who served in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1947. James earned a BS degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University, and an MS in Meteorology from Michigan State University. Throughout his life, he worked as an Industrial Engineer, Geophysics Laboratory Director, Vice President of Engineering and Physical Sciences, President and General Manager, and as an Environmental Consultant. He was the President and Camp Director at Camp Minnehaha, in WV for 30 years.

He lived an intrepid life, always had stories to tell, loved to restore old clocks, and had a great deal of friends. He is loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, George Harmer Blackley and Madalyn Tonkin Blackley Worth, James is preceded in death by his son, Judson Worth, who was laid to rest earlier this month.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 69 years, Sarah Worth; daughter-in-law, Margaret Worth; daughter Becky Worth-Jones, and husband Roscoe Worth-Jones; son James Worth and wife, Nancy Worth;10 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Those wishing to share sympathy online may do so by visiting and signing the online guestbook. The family of James Judson Blackley Worth is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va. 24210. (276)623-2700.
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