Ovel (Obie) Willard York


VAN ALSTYNE — Ovel (Obie) Willard York passed away at the age of 84 on March 8, 2017, in McKinney, Texas.


Obie was born on June 2, 1932, in Westminster, Texas to Wade and Hattie York. He grew up with 5 sisters and 4 brothers, and he spent much of his childhood playing the guitar and singing. He retired from the school district after 20 years of doing wood work/carpentry work.


He married Freda Holland September 15, 1956, and he was the proud father of Tammy Wortham.


Obie was incredibly passionate and proud of his family. He is survived by his wife Freda York, daughter Tammy Wortham, son in law Dooley Wortham, grandkids Chad Wortham, Kendra Tilley, Chasity Wortham and Matt Henderson, and 4 Great grandkids, Colton, Chase, and Coy Wortham and Jacob Henderson.


Obie often said “Don’t do as I do, Do as I say!”


Visitation is at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne, TX on March 13, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.


Arrangements are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway Van Alstyne, TX 75495.


The online register book may be signed online at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com