Earl ‘Duke’ Worstell

Earl “Duke” Worstell, 70, of Marietta passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 8:15 a.m., at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born February 25, 1948, in Cleveland, OH, a son of Earl T. and Delores Baker Worstell.

Earl was a graduate of Fort Frye High School in 1965. He owned and operated several businesses, including his construction company, D & D Construction. He was a Mason and a member of Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church.

Earl married Helen Pursley Worstell who passed away on February 6, 2014. He is survived by children: Chris A. Pribble, Tia L. (Jean) Worstell both of Belpre, Earl D. (Tiera) Worstell of Vincent, and Ashley N. Worstell of Marietta; grandchildren: Megan Wine, Brittany Bartlett, Zachary Pribble, Jared Azar, Eric Worstell and Emily Worstell; great grandchildren, Elijah Wine and Brady Wine. He is also survived by his brother Keith Worstell and sister Phyllis Gearhart.

A celebration of Earl’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17th at Soul’s Harbor Baptist Church. The family will greet friends from noon until the hour of service at the church. McClure-Schafer-Lankford is assisting the family and messages of sympathy may be sent at www.Lankfordfh.com.