Obituary for Adrian James “AJ” Worthey
Adrian James “AJ” Worthey, age 74 of San Antonio, passed away on November 27th, 2021. AJ was born on May 15, 1947 in San Antonio to Edker Lee and Loraine Estell (Johnson) Worthey, who preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, and later was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State University, formerly known as Southwest Texas State University.
AJ loved all animals, especially dogs. He got his first dog, Buttons, at the age of three, and from then on always had a dog by his side. As a child, AJ enjoyed visiting his grandparents, Grammy Ruby and Grampy Oscar at their dairy farm in Brady, Texas. As a young man, AJ loved cycling, hiking, rock climbing, and spending time in places like Big Bend and Enchanted Rock. He was a good shot with a bow and arrow, as well as a gun. He was a member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of San Antonio, and was a first place recipient in several categories at cactus shows. AJ was very knowledgeable in landscaping and carried on his father’s company, Landscape Gardeners. He also kept bees and harvested their honey. AJ was active in the Green political party. He loved to play cards, especially spades, hearts, and poker. He read widely about history, and was knowledgeable about many eras, cultures, and countries.
In addition to his parents, AJ is preceded in death by his sister, Laurin Lea Worthey. He is survived by his son, Matthew Worthey, and Matthew’s mother, Regina Worthey.
On the Johnson side of the family, he is preceded in death by his uncles Herbert, James, and Jarvis; aunts Bernice, Dorothy, and Annie; and cousins Brenda, David, and Barbara; and he is survived by his aunt Carol and his cousins Tina, Jennifer, Denise, Judy, and Danny. On the Worthey side, he is preceded by his uncles Raymond, Fred, James, and Starlin and aunts Lilly, Viola, Odessa, Martha and Gertie, and survived by cousins Danny, Neal, Donald, Steve, Brenda, Mike, Lisa, Craig, Jamie, Jean, Bruce, Joyce, Hartley, and Mimi, and countless other loving family members and friends.