The Newnan Times-Herald


John "Steve" Steven Wortham

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 06, 2017 - 5:32 PM

John Steven “Steve” Wortham completed his life’s journey on earth in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  

Ironically, or maybe, coincidentally, his time on this earth ended as our country was preparing to celebrate its most cherished and patriotic holiday.  Steve was a devoted veteran of The United States Air Force, having served as an avionics instrument technician.  
Steve attended Newnan High School and South Georgia Technical College.  He had a 30-year career with International as a technical instructor.  

After retirement, Steve and Cheryl were able to enjoy their idyllic lifestyle on West Point Lake.  

Steve was born in Newnan on April 1, 1948, the son of the late John Benjamin “J.B.” Wortham and Clara Wilson Wortham.  

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, whom he married September 1, 1968.  They have a son, Scott (married to Angel) who afforded them a grandson, John Scott Wortham.  Steve is also survived by his daughter, Kristi Lynn Wortham.  

Steve’s life and legacy for his family and friends will be recalled and celebrated in a service to be led by Pastor Brian Hosmer on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11a.m. in the chapel of McKoon Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment with appropriate Air Force honors will be in historic Oak Hill Cemetery.  

Online condolences may be expressed at

McKoon Funeral Home 770-253-4580