Bruce McWhorter

Bruce Harvey McWhorter

Monday, November 11th, 1935 - Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
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Bruce H. McWhorter, 83, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his home.

Born November 17, 1935, in Argyle, NY, he was the son of the late J. Laurence and Marjory (Williamson) McWhorter.

Bruce graduated from Argyle Central School, and then proudly served his country in the United States Army during the 1950s.

On August 10, 1963, he married Suzanne Way in Scotia, NY.

Bruce was employed by Decora for over thirty years until his retirement. He also operated a family cattle trucking company with Duane and his brothers which his parents had started in 1939. Bruce was a lifelong animal lover and cared for racehorses, trotters, and cattle. In addition, he was a town assessor and was the caretaker of the Argyle Presbyterian Church for many years.

Bruce enjoyed watching his grandsons play basketball and his granddaughters swim, and rarely missed their sporting events. He also liked vacations in Myrtle Beach, but most of all loved to spend time with his family at Cossayuna Lake.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was predeceased by his brother, Kenneth T. McWhorter. Bruce was also predeceased by his brother-in-law, Maurice Kilmer, as well as his sisters-in law, Shirley McWhorter, Edna McWhorter, and Sandy, McWhorter.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 56 years, Sue McWhorter, his children; Rick McWhorter and his wife Heather, and Ron McWhorter and his wife Gwen, his grandchildren; Tyler, Justin, Julie, and Molly McWhorter, his siblings; Earl McWhorter, Lois Kilmer, John McWhorter, Don McWhorter and his wife Judy, Gordy McWhorter and his wife Betsy, Paul McWhorter and his wife Faith, Duane McWhorter, Mary Lou McWhorter, and Dorothy Sherman and her husband Gary, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of public calling hours, friends are invited to a funeral celebration at 11am on Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Argyle Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Argyle, NY, with a reception to follow the service.

Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bruce’s name can be made to the Argyle Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 66, Argyle, NY 12809.

Arrangements are in the care of the M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Argyle, NY 12809. To leave online condolences please visit
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Service Details

  • Service

    Monday, July 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, July 29th, 2019 11:00am
    Argyle Presbyterian Church
    48 Main Street, P.O. Box 66
    ARGYLE, NY 12809
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Stephen McLean
  • Interment

    Cossayuna Cemetery
    East Lake Road
    ARGYLE, NY 12809
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    Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
  • Reception

    Argyle Presbyterian Church
    48 Main Street, P.O. Box 66
    ARGYLE, NY 12809
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Friends are invited to a reception following the funeral service.


Donations are being accepted for: Argyle Presbyterian Church.


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Dottie Kuba

Posted at 08:34am
Sue and family,
We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Dottie Kuba

Nick Kopchick

Posted at 10:40am
To our great friend and wonderful neighbor for nearly 60 years, we will miss you dearly. We still have fond memories of the early days at the lake water skiing and playing horseshoes. We'll never forget the T-birds or the Evinrude motor that ran faster than the rest. You were always admired as being that special person who had it all. Yes - indeed you were always that special person to us in many other ways too. Your kind and friendly attitude was special. Your honesty and hard work ethic was to be admired. Your devotion to church and family set a great example for all of us to follow. Your care and devotion to Sue was exceptional. Thank you Bruce for blessing our lives with your presence. May God bless you and continue to care for you. Nick and Sandy Kopchick

Ann Slade

Posted at 07:25am
Sue & family,
My sincere condolences. Bruce was a great man and will be missed by many. So sorry.....Ann Slade

Michael Howe

Posted at 06:29pm
Bruce was a kind man and always willing to help. Spent many summer days at the camp on Cossayuna and Elm St. Sorry for your loss Sue, Rick, Ron and family.

Janet LaChapelle

Posted at 03:10pm
Sue, We are so sorry for your loss. Bruce was a great man. Don worked with him at Decora and I will you at the law office. Sending prayers to you and your family. Janet and Don LaChapelle

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