Harold Gary Wharton, 81, Bridge City,
Last updated 7/3/2020 at 5:15pm
Harold Gary Wharton, 81, of Bridge City, passed away on Thursday, June 11,
2020. Gary as he was best known, was born on August 21, 1938 to his parents
Mildred Violet (Warren) Wharton and Harold William Wharton in Gering, NE. An
only child, Gary grew up in a farming family. It was clear from a young age that
Gary was destined to have a career outside of the family farm; his drive to educate
himself and have a career he could be passionate about was something that could
be seen his entire life. Gary was a proud graduate of South Dakota School of
Mines and had a successful career in civil engineering. Gary was a very hard
worker, a trait he instilled in his children, and was devoted to his work and career-
always pushing for the next milestone. When not working, Gary loved to take on
projects that might have been better suited to professionals for other people...but
for Gary it was a challenge he readily accepted. Gary was endlessly supportive of
his daughter and stepson, and a positive force in both of their lives. Gary will be
missed for his brilliant effect on the world by all those who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory and continue his legacy of excellence is his daughter,
Heather Kissam and fiance Donnie Newman of Lumberton; his step-son, Shane
McWhorter and wife Karla of Oklahoma City, OK; and his grandchildren: Drew
McWhorter and Brixey McWhorter.
Preceding Gary in death are his parents, Mildred Violet (Warren) Wharton and
Harold William Whorton.
To honor Gary's life the family will have a time of visitation on Tuesday, June 16,
2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Lumberton Family Funeral Home, 766 S.
Main St., Lumberton, TX 77657. Cremation services have been entrusted to
Lumberton Family Funeral Home.