Mr. Alton Basit Kareem Worix Sr. was born to the union of Merritt Kareem and Venida Worix in Markham, IL on April 27, 1962. In his early years he was very personable and loved to make friends and play pranks on people to keep everyone laughing. He was the type of person to give his shirt off his back to help people. His internal drive led him to graduate from Bremen High School and later attended Washburn Auto Mechanics Trade School which he turned into one of his favorite joys, which was being a mechanic. Alton also worked as a groundskeeper for several years at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Later on in life, he had a passion for trucks, where he would go on to be a truck driver for many years at Jacolby Trucking Company, where he drove and operated a tractor trailer.
Alton was a man with a kind spirit that was anchored by greatness inside and out. He would do anything that he could do to help someone. Alton was a hardworking man with strong family values that believed and put family ahead of anything until his last days on this earth. He had a strong love for fishing, camping, having family gatherings, and talking about football. Some of Alton's favorite sayings were; "See you later home skillet" and "put some of that backyard pimp on the grill." His humor and soul will live through us all.
Mr. Alton Worix and Denise Criglear union blessed them with five beautiful children: Johnnell Criglear of Alabama, Dwayne Criglear (Autumn Hillyer), Alton Worix Jr. (Cory Wallace), Shaun Criglear and Tawane Criglear (Melissa) all of South Bend, IN. He was blessed with eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He also leaves behind close family members to cherish his loving memories: Sister Yolonda Carson, Nieces: Venetta (Joe Sutherland) Johnson, Tonesha Kiwale and Geralyn (Eric) Banda all of South Bend, IN, Aunt Rosemary Brown, Cousins Ollie Mickey Sims, Wendy Wills and Keith Brown all of Chicago, IL, Carl Worix and family, Walter Grant and family.
On September 27, 2021 Alton closed his eyes to find heavenly rest and was reunited with his grandparents,parents, and a host of aunts, uncles, as well as a beloved grandson Marius Criglear.
A celebration of life will take place on Tuesday October 5, 2021 at Layman Chapel CME Church 303 Kenmore St. South Bend, IN at 3 P.M. with a viewing one-hour prior.
Services Tuesday Oct. 5, 2021
Laymen Chapel CME Church
303 Kenmore St.
South Bend, In
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