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Danny Lynn Wortham, age 74

Danny Lynn Wortham, 74, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2021. He was born on October 27, 1947 in Leachville, Arkansas to the late Geneva Puckett and Roy Wortham.

Danny is preceded in death by his parents Geneva and Roy Wortham.

Danny was raised in Manila, Arkansas and graduated from Manila High School in 1966; shortly after graduating, he joined the U. S. Army, where he received the rank of Sergeant E5 and was the youngest Sergeant over the motor pool in Germany.

Danny was a man of many talents and hobbies.  He was an artist, professional painter, antique gun collector and was known to enjoy freehand engraving when making bowie knives.  Danny loved setting up at gun shows, visiting and reminiscing with his many friends.  Danny had a wonderful sense of humor and he always made us laugh.  He loved animals and they always gravitated toward him. “Papa” adored his two grandsons, Hunter and Ethan.  He loved them to the moon and back.  He was an extremely hard worker, did everything himself and on his own terms. Up until the end Dad still made jokes. He still told stories. And he told us he loved us.  He leaves behind a host of friends too numerous to mention and forever changed by the mark he has left on their hearts.  Danny loved God and his family, and he was a member of the Church of Christ Faith.

Danny is survived by his wife of 51 years Carol Wortham of North Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter Nicole Besancon of Ward, Arkansas; son Eric Wortham of North Little Rock, Arkansas; grandsons Hunter Besancon and Ethan Besancon of Ward, Arkansas; brothers Rick Wortham of Roland, Arkansas and Steve Wortham of Ferndale, Arkansas; sister Betty Vandanbrook of Harrisburg, Arkansas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 2:00pm at A Natural State Funeral Service with Pastor Daniel Baker officiating. 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN or HSPC-Humane Society of Pulaski County, Arkansas

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service. 501-982-3400.


  • Deborah McWilliams Donner Posted January 4, 2022 7:54 PM

    Dear family, the MHS Class of ‘66 & fellow alumni extend our deepest condolences on the passing of our friend & classmate, Danny. He was always well liked and a friend to all. We salute his service to our country. You are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be honored on the MHS Sleeping Lions page on facebook. May God be with each of you and give you strength and comfort. Class of ‘66

  • Davette McLemore Posted January 6, 2022 10:10 PM

    Carol , Nicole , Eric and family ,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers . Danny was called home but he will be waiting to join his family again one day. . He has left wonderful memories will still be with you all in spirit. Again, sorry for your loss . Love you all

    Dee and Randy McLemore

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