Myrtle Lorene Wormsley, age 102, of Caryville, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church of Caryville where in addition to serving as church pianist for 55 years she also taught a children’s Sunday School Class for many years and was involved in many other church activities. She was a lifelong student of the Bible and enjoyed reading inspirational books. She was a member of the Caryville Order of Eastern Star and taught piano for many years. She loved music and filled our home with religious, classical, and music from the great American songbook.

Preceded in death by her parents Lewis M. and Millie Perkins Douglas and her husband of 69 years John Morgan Wormsley.

She is survived by son Robert Morgan Wormsley and his wife Janet and granddaughter Nicole Wormsley Bingham (Jim) and sister-in-laws Betty Longmire and Katy Locke.

Family and friends will meet at 10 AM, Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Campbell Memorial Gardens for 11 AM Graveside Service and Interment with Reverend Gary Parker officiating.

Our family would like to thank Meadow View Assisted Living, NHC of Oak Ridge, and Caris Hospice for their compassionate care during her declining years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Caryville 119 Church St, Caryville, TN 37714.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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