Sept. 9, 1949 – Nov. 10, 2018
Fred Melton Worley, Jr. passed away in peace and surrounded by his loving family on November 10, 2018. Fred was born and raised in Taylor, Texas by loving parents, Fred and Regina Worley, Sr. He was a graduate of Taylor High School. He graduated from Baylor University in 1972 with a degree in Finance and Economics, Fred began his banking career at Citizens National Bank in Waco.
Fred was passionate about sports – coaching youth baseball and basketball for his children; serving as Commissioner of the American Softball Association; officiating track at Baylor, UIL, and TAPPS; volunteering with Baylor Softball; and officiating high school football for more than 40 years. He was a leader in the now disbanded Bosque Valley Chapter and then moved over to the Waco Chapter. He served many roles with the Waco Chapter most recently Chapter Secretary. Fred was a Crew Chief for the majority of his career working many playoff games including State Championship games with UIL and TAPPS.
Fred is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara Worley; sister, Sandy Worley and Bob Hand, her husband, of Houston; son, Trey Worley and Jaime, his wife, of McKinney, Texas; son, Jared Kahanek of Washington D.C. and daughter Jessica Kahanek and Lewis Lowe, her husband, of Washington D.C.; and grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Sophia Worley. Fred is also survived by his mother‑in‑law Jo Ellen Fulbright; brothers‑and sisters‑in‑law, Linda and Brian Watts, Mary Alice Lewis, Sue Ellen Meyer, Joe and Jerri Fulbright, Rose and Danny Abshire, Grady and Jennifer Fulbright, and Pat and Ande Fulbright; and scores of nieces and nephews.
Fred Worley will be missed dearly by the members of the Waco Chapter and TASO Football. Please keep his family and loved ones in your prayers at this time.