PORTLAND, ORE. - Ed "Tex" Wornock. 88, died Dec. 22, 2005, in Portland. He was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Greenville, Texas and attended Greenville public schools. He joined the National Guard in September 1940, and stayed in the service during World War II. He was discharged in November 1945 and lived in Texas until 1947 when he moved to Portland, Ore. He joined the National Guard in Portland and was honorably discharged as a Command Sergeant Major.

He married Paula Webster in 1941, she died in 1964. He married Louise Canterbury in 1969. They lived in Portland until 1979, when they moved to Ocean Park where he operated a lawn and mobile home care business. In 2003 the couple moved to a retirement community in Beaverton, Ore.

Mr. Wornock was active in the Surfside Homeowners Association, a past worthy president of Aerie No. 3602 Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a member of the Tigard American Legion. He was also active in the Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce.

Two daughters, Sharon Lange Bach of Napa, Calif., and Lonnie Morgan of Portland, Ore., survive him. He has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. His wife, Louise, preceded him in death in 2004.

Mr. Wornock will be cremated and his ashes inurned at Willamette National Cemetery. A memorial servicewill be held at Laurelhurst Village Chapel located at 3060 SE Stark in Portland at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Memorials are requested in his name to Hospice of Providence at 5921 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97215. Friends are encouraged to share memories of him with his family by

e-mailing morrisbeer@comcast.net.

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