Longtime Tulsa World executive editor Joe Worley dies at 74

The Associated Press - April 16, 2022 7:42 am

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa World reports that longtime executive editor Joe Worley has died. The newspaper said on Friday that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died on Wednesday.

Worley spent 27 years with the newspaper. He was executive editor the last 19 years, and he retired in 2014. He also worked at newspapers in Augusta, Georgia, as well as Johnson City and Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and a National Guard lieutenant colonel.

The newspaper reported that a celebration of life for Worley will be scheduled at a later date.


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