James Worrall, 65, of Stockton, died in a car accident while vacationing in Mulegé, Mexico on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. He is survived by his daughter, Erin Tigner and her husband, Joshua Tigner, of Oakdale; his son, Christopher Worrall and his wife, Jane Kim, of San Francisco; his brother, Mike Worrall, of Alamo; his former wife, Catherine Callanan, of Oakdale; and his niece Rachel Worrall, of Atlanta, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Phillip “PJ” Worrall, and his mother, Phyllis Wood Worrall, of Alamo.
Jim was born in San Mateo on February 16, 1951 and grew up in Alamo with his loving parents and younger brother, Mike. As a young man he moved to Lake Tahoe, where he became an avid and adventurous skier. His favorite job was working at the Squaw Valley race department and supporting ski teams. In 1988 he moved his young family to the Central Valley and made his career in construction management across northern California. Since 1991 he has resided in Stockton. He made friends everywhere he went. Most weekends he could be found golfing at the Stockton Country Club. When he found time for vacation, he enjoyed deep-sea fishing in Mexico. He was a talented cook, particularly behind a grill. Above all, he was a proud, devoted, and loving father, who was looking forward to becoming a grandfather in October.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club located at 3800 Country Club Blvd., Stockton, CA. Donations in his honor may be made to the Ricky and Suzanne Barnes Foundation, 6507 Pacific Avenue, Suite 152, Stockton, CA 95207.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
May 11, 2016