Bradley S. McWhorter, 58, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Mike Conley Hospice House, in Clermont, with his loving daughter by his side.
Bradley was born on May 1, 1957, in Grand Haven, Michigan, the son of James F. McWhorter of Clermont and the late Shirley Ann (Wilson) McWhorter.
He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 23 years as a loading dock specialist. Brad served his country proudly for three years in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, home of the screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne, and was deployed twice to Germany for short training exercises.
He was raised in the Winter Garden area and was very active in sports, including being the catcher of his City of Winter Garden championship Little League team. He also played basketball while attending Lakeview High School and was a great fan of his Florida Gators and Detroit Tigers. He truly was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and, most of all, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was a loving father, brother and son.
Besides his father, James F. McWhorter of Clermont, he leaves two daughters, Shelby McWhorter of Winter Garden and Whitney Osborne of Apopka; three grandchildren, Alanna, Jason and Ian; a sister, Leann Townsend (fiancé Jim Blackman) of Clermont; and a nephew, Nick Townsend of Clermont.
Brad was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley, and his uncle, Eddie McWhorter.
A funeral service will be held at the Winter Oak Funeral Home, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, Florida 34787, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, with Senior Pastor the Rev. Russell T. Belcher officiating. Burial immediately following at Winter Garden Cemetery, Lake Butler Boulevard, Winter Garden.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Mike Conley Hospice Center at 2100 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711
His funeral arrangements are in the caring guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home & Cremations, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787.