[3] After graduation, he was hired by legendary Houston broadcaster Ray Miller as a news anchor for Houston NBC affiliate KPRC-TV. Bill was employed for over 30 years by the Illinois Department of Public Aid. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.cremnc.com. A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mr. Worrell was born to the late Herman A. Worrell and Vivian M. Anderson on March 7, 1934. Mr. Worrell moved to Durham, North Carolina in 1991 and was Motor Design Engineer for Triem Electric Motors, Inc. in Carrboro, NC. He left …, PO Box 457 If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. Copyright © 2020 The Vienna Times & Goreville Gazette, H&R Media, LLC. Additionally, masonic rites will be conducted by Vienna Masonic Lodge # 150 A.F. There is a problem with your email/password. GREAT NEWS! & A.M. “Bill” Worrell. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of the Carolinas. Bill and Nan were active and faithful members of the Vienna First United Methodist Church. All Rights Reserved. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. On April 28, 1951, Bill was united in marriage to Nan Helme in Evanston, Illinois. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Bill was born December 20, 1927 in Carbondale, Illinois. He served as the lodge’s Worshipful Master during the year 1960. He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in May 1947. Aidan Roger Baker was born Easter Sunday, March 27, 2005 in Marion, Illinois. Failed to delete memorial. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Given his primary role with the Rockets, Worrell covered Astros home telecasts mostly during the NBA off season. This account has been disabled. Family members linked to this person will appear here. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. In 2005, popular former player and longtime color analyst Larry Dierker rejoined the Astros television broadcast team, a move that effectively ended Worrell's stint as an Astros color analyst. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. Bill was born December 20, 1927 in Carbondale, Illinois. He was the son of F.E. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. Please note: You are asking volunteers to find and take a photo of the headstone. “Bill” Worrell will be conducted Sunday afternoon, August 30, 2020, at 2 PM at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Failed to report flower. He was the son of F.E. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request. A system error has occurred. [4] Worrell has also broadcast various other sports, including Houston Oilers football, pro rodeo, table tennis, and major sporting events as varied as the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl.[5]. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. He is widely recognized as the television voice of Houston Rockets basketball. Bill was a 1945 graduate of Vienna High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a minor in English from Texas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing with a minor in sculpture from the University of North Texas. Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend. Oops, something didn't work. Try again later. Try again. She was so special and did so much for... Goreville Postal Employee Charged with Mail Theft, Goreville Artist’s work featured on Target notebooks, Goreville Merchants had memorable run 40 years ago, S7HD answers frequently-asked-questions about COVID-19, Lake of Egypt Association of Property Owners. Please try again later. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Drag images here or select from your computer for William Dale “Bill” Worrell memorial. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. and Esther (McCormack) Worrell. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. English Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. He is a six-time recipient of “Best Sportscast” award given by United Press International, and he won the Lone Star Emmy Award for “Best play-by-play announcer in Texas” in 2011. 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To share a memory of Bill or to leave an online message of condolence for his family, please visit, UPDATE – Buncombe man wanted by Williamson County sheriff, Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide cause evacuation of courthouse. Worrell has hosted and broadcast a wide variety of other major sporting events over his four decades in sports media. A graveside service honoring the life of William J. Select a place on the map to place the pin. Worrell has hosted and broadcast a wide variety of other major sporting events over his four decades in sports media. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Bill was a member of the former Vienna Kiwanis Club. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. In addition to his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by: a brother and sister-in-law – James and Thelma Worrell. Please reset your password. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. He was the son of F.E. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. & A.M. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Bill was a 1945 graduate of Vienna High School. Dub Worrell served as team dentist for the Rice Owls, Houston Cougars, Houston Oilers, and the Houston Rockets, and he is credited with introducing the use of mouthpieces to professional athletes in Houston. He served as the lodge’s Worshipful Master during the year 1960. In 2013, the Houston Press named Worrell the best play-by-play announcer in the city, noting that Worrell's voice has become synonymous with Houston Rockets basketball to several generations of Houston sports fans. Pastor Russ Kreuter will officiate. William J. Worrell's departure from Astros telecasts was an amicable one, as it allowed him to focus his efforts on covering Houston Rockets basketball. He was a 65 year member of the Masonic fraternity and Vienna Masonic Lodge # 150 A.F. Roger Worrell passed away on October 27, 2019 at the age of 55 in Chicago, Illinois. Contribution envelopes will be available at the service or you may stop by Bailey Funeral Home for assistance. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Since then, Worrell has broadcast most Rockets’ games for local television, a period spanning 35 years. ). Together, they enjoyed 66 years of marriage. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. Worrell left KPRC to take an on-air job with the new cable sports network ESPN in 1980. Try again later. He then attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and earned a Bachelors Degree from the University of Illinois. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. Military honors will be accorded by the Beggs-Gurley VFW Post # 5222 and the Illinois National Guard burial honors detail. He was a 65 year member of the Masonic fraternity and Vienna Masonic Lodge # 150 A.F. Bill was born December 20, 1927 in Carbondale, Illinois. August 27, 2020 Verify and try again. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. Always such a joy to wor... Nancy Porter: So very sorry to hear about Rosemary Orr. He had a great sense of humor. GREAT NEWS! If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. He served for many years as the superintendent of the Johnson County office prior to his retirement. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Resend Activation Email. He stayed with ESPN for three years before joining regional cable network startup Home Sports Entertainment in 1983 as a full-time play-by-play announcer for Rockets telecasts. He was trained at Paris Island, South Carolina.

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