A memorial service for Brian Clint Worley, 54, will be held at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel in Emory on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Worley died on December 26, 2022, in Tyler. He was born on March 11, 1968 to Fred Worley and Sue Adair Worley in Denton. He was a loving father, son, brother, friend and uncle. His family and his pets were his life. His children were his world. He loved Jesus, was a man of great faith, and was dearly loved by many.
Mr. Worley graduated from Rains High School in 1987 where he was a star basketball, baseball, track and football player. He was voted most courteous, best personality and received the most prestigious award of having the prettiest legs in a school contest. He graduated from Kilgore College Police Academy in 1991 and began his law enforcement career at the Mount Pleasant Police Department where he received multiple commendations from 1991-1995. He initiated the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) aimed at catching drunk drivers, and was instrumental in the Juvenile Gang Intervention Task Unit. He was selected to attend the State Trooper Training school in 1995 and after graduating he was stationed in Cooper and then Sulphur Springs. He was awarded the District Commanders Award for drug interdiction.
He received many awards including the prestigious Texas Department of Public Safety Chief’s Award for his dedication that resulted in the arrests of numerous criminals and seizures of large amounts of illegal drugs. He was named Trooper of the Year in 1998 and was commended by the FBI for his assistance in the apprehension of counterfeit currency. He was also a part of the Red River Valley Task Force. He was a state trooper from 1996-2009 until he had to retire due to a disability related to work.
Mr. Worley is survived by his parents; daughter, Emily Diane Worley; son, Caden Matthew Worley; their mother, Kelly Worley; brothers, Shane Worley, Tyson Worley and wife Jennifer; sister, Misty Mattson and husband Jay; nieces and nephews, Jacob Singleman, Trenton Worley, Ty Mattson, Kennedy Worley, Brooks Worley and Cannon Worley; and special friend, Keith Kenemore.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Hapi Worley; and grandparents, Floyd and Betty Adair, Gladys Barker and Jesse Worley.