Ernest Rogers McWhorter was born on February 13, 1948 in Woodville, Georgia to the late Rufus and Helen McWhorter. He attended and graduated from Carver Vocational High School in 1966”. He later attended Job Corp in Arizona from 1968 and 1969 after which he returned to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.
Vamp as he was known to family and friends had a passion for old school music enabling him not only to sing along with the artists, but he had an uncanny ability to incorporate lines from the songs in his everyday conversation. Whenever he was asked “What’s going on?” His answer would be, “Ain’t nothing going on but the rent.”
Vamp was known for his sense of humor. Countless times he was able to defuse situations by inserting a word or phrase that all would understand. Two generations of nieces and nephews would vie for his attention whenever he was in their presence. They were affectionally given nicknames by him which sticks to this day. Shan, Shan, the Boogie Man, Candy Apple Red, K-Boone, etc.
He also was compassionate, kind, protective, and loved his family and his baseball cap (which you never saw him without).
He is survived by 10 siblings: Larry Anthony McWhorter (Eula), Margaret Hanifah Huntley (Kefing), Rufus Bernard McWhorter (Margaret), Selma McDonald (Theodore), Samuel McWhorter, Herman Steve McWhorter (wifey), Pastor Lisa Hadley (Samuel), Tracey Deno McWhorter, Stacey Denise Farley (husband), and Sylvester Johnson; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins. We cherish his loving memories as well as the good times as family and friends.
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