KILLEEN, Texas — Roland K. Wornham, formerly of Townsend, died Aug. 24, 2007 in Killeen, Texas. He was born on July 4, 1933 in Townsend, son of Aubrey K. and Elsie Hazel (Leonard) Wornham.
Graduating from Townsend High School with the class of 1951, he then made the U. S. Army his career, retiring as a munitions specialist. He received many commendations, including the National Defense Service Medal with first oak leaf cluster, the Vietnam Service Medal with four bronze service stars, Bronze Service Medal with first oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Meritorious Unit Citation with first oak leaf cluster.
He lived in the Killeen area since 1957 and owned the House of Radio and museum, and was a member of St. Andrews Methodist Church.
He is survived by his son, Roland K. Wornham Jr., and two daughters, Catherine Nemec and Lisa (Criss) Balz, all of Killeen; a brother, William “Billy” Wornham of Florida; a sister, Nancy Moon of Tilton, N.H.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Ruth, and a brother, Aubrey “Sonny” Wornham of Townsend.
Funeral services and burial with full military honors was held Aug. 31, 2007 in Killeen, Texas.