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Pastor Jeffrey Curtis Worden, age 73 of Hickory Corners, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital. Jeff was born on September 27, 1947 in Cadillac, the ...
Jeffrey C. Worden
Pastor Jeffrey Curtis Worden, age 73 of Hickory Corners, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital. Jeff was born on September 27, 1947 in Cadillac, the son of Harold and Iva (Sherman) Worden. Jeff was a proud United States Navy Veteran who served in the Oakland Naval Hospital and aboard the USS Samuel Gompers as a hospital corpsman. Jeff was a police officer for the city of Springfield for eighteen years, and started the ALERT team in Battle Creek as a search and rescue diver. Pastor Jeff was an integral part of the Hickory Corners Bible Church, serving as pastor for the past thirty seven years. He was a true man of God and loved serving the Lord by spreading the gospel. Jeff helped start Gull Lake Christian School where he was a past president of the board. Jeff was not shy about giving a big old bear hug to his friends and family. He was not one to pass up an occasional slice of thin crust pepperoni pizza. Most of all, Jeff was proud of his family, especially his grand kids. Jeff is survived by his loving wife of fifty three years, Linda (Harrington) Worden; son, Jeff (Barb) Worden; daughter, Ginger (Bret) Eckhart; grandchildren: Jamie (Warren), Austin (Laura), Caleb, Ashley (Josiah), Elizabeth (Nic), Anna, Andrew, and Amber; great grandchildren: Dakota, David, and Georgia; siblings: Bobby (Bonnie) Worden and Kathy (Ray) Ordway; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and church family. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Cindy Eckhart. Pastor Jeff’s family will receive friends on Sunday, January 17, 2021, 2:00 to 4:00 PM at Hickory Corners Bible Church, where his funeral service will be conducted at 4:00 PM. His son, Jeff Worden, will officiate. Please Memorial contributions to Hickory Corners Bible Church will be appreciated. Private burial will take place at Banfield Cemetery. Please visit www.williamsgoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Jeff’s family.
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Dear Linda and family, Sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Please accept our sympathy and know that we are praying for you and your family. We are looking forward to that day when we see our savior, Jesus Christ, face to face and are reunited with our loved ones in Christ who have gone on before us. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Don and Joyce Hofstra.
Sorry we lost touch over the last half century. You were a good friend and a good man. Those are hard to find
now days. Rest easy my friend and take pride in a job well done. Your diving partner and fellow officer.
God Bless The Family Of Pastor Worden. He Was The Pastor At My Father's Graveside Service. He Was So Kind And Thoughtful. I Felt Like I Had Known Him For Years. He Helped Us During Such A Difficult Time. I Know As A Christian I Will See Him in Heaven Again Someday. It Is A Wonderful Promise In The Bible That If We Accept Christ Into Our Lives We Will Someday Be Reunited With Our Families And Friends Again One Day. That Is A Wonderful Promise From Our Lord.
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