03/22/1938 - 04/29/2020
Ed Worth, 82, of Big Rapids, MI passed away on April 29th, 2020 at Manor Care in Sarasota, FL. He was born on March 22nd 1938 to the late Charles and Alice (Fetterley) Worth. Ed attended Barryton High School and later joined the National Guard. In 1969 he married his wife of 50 years, Nina Kay Church, daughter of the late Ashley and Estelle (Terrill) Church of Evart, MI.
Ed began his career as a Fireman with the Big Rapids Fire Department in the late 60's where he helped save multiple lives and property during his service before retiring in the early 90's after suffering a heart attack during a fire. From there, Ed continued to run his business "Ed's Antenna Sales and Service" later becoming "Ed's Garage Doors Sales and Service" where he provided service to the local community for many years before retiring.
Ed was a wonderful husband and father. He loved his family, his dogs, country music, riding his motorcycle, sharing stories over coffee at the local coffee shops and golfing with friends. He could fix anything and took a lot of pride in his hard working mentality. Ed was well known for always having a joke to tell and never being shy to share his opinion.
Ed is survived by his wife Nina; sons Aaron Worth, Rick Hartgrove, Joe (Cindy) Worth; daughters Tina Gipson and Cheryl (Joe) Hoskovich; grandsons Michael Gipson and Kyle Hoskovich; and brother Harold (Joann) Worth along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his brothers Duane "Punk" (Terri), Bob (Melva Jo), Ray, Dick and Lawrence along with Brother In Law Marvin (Judy) Church and Sister in Law Jane Church.
There will be a memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Big Rapids, MI at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a memorial contribution to a charity of your choice.