We mournfully announce the passing of Edward Lee Whitworth, age 80 of Copperas Cove. Edward passed away on the morning of June 14, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 1001 Georgetown Road, Copperas Cove, Texas. There will be a Rosary held at 10:00 at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors will be at 1:00 pm, at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 SH-195, Killeen, Texas.
Edward was born on January 3, 1943, in Columbia, Missouri to the late Mancil Ray Whitworth and Mary Elizabeth Hatton Whitworth. Edward’s father was in the Military and brought his family along with him to all his duty destinations. Not long after graduating from High School, Edward entered the United States Army, where he would serve six years before being Honorably Discharged. In 1970, Edward graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Edward joined the Ammunition Civilian Career Management Office U. S. Army Joint Munitions Command in Savanna, IL, in 1984 as a member of Group 66. He was an inspector for Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance (QASAS) until his retirement.
He was a quiet, kind, and thoughtful person. He gained a lifelong love of volksmarching while stationed in Germany as a QASAS. He loved traveling with family and friends, especially on river cruises. He enjoyed reading, history, and cross-stitching. He donated to many charitable organizations and was active in his church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mary Whitworth; sister, Linda Whitworth; brother-in-law, Richard McCarthy
Edward is survived by his sister, Marilyn Whitworth; niece, Eleanore Whitworth (Clay Schultz); a great niece and a nephew and cousins and friends.