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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN

OBITUARY

George Workman Sr.

January 9, 1952September 26, 2019
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George W. Workman, Sr., 67, of Connersville, died Thursday evening, September 26, 2019, at his residence.

George was born January 9, 1952 in Rushville to Noble R. and Betty Cullison Workman. Following his graduation from Connersville High School in 1971, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War where he attained the rank of E3 Seaman. George was employed in the Quality Control Department at Roots Blower for twenty-two years, retiring in 1998 due to a medical disability. He was an active member of the Crosspointe Biker Church and a former member of the Fayette County Veterans Council and the Outlaws Car Club. George loved to be with his family and also enjoyed fishing. He was a great jokester and storyteller who never met a stranger.

George is survived by his children and their spouses: George W. Workman, Jr. and Lorraine of Richmond; Peggy Jo Ketcham and Jeremy; Betty Jo Fohl and Shawn, all of Connersville; his grandchildren: Justin Walker, Ashley Walker, Tyler W. Workman, Tristan Ketcham, Lancetin Workman, Garrett Ketcham, Lanedon Frye and Lillian Ketcham; his sister: Vicki Sue Robinson, Connersville; several nieces and nephews.

George is preceded in death by his father: Noble R. Workman; his mother: Betty Powell; his step-father: William I. “Bill” Powell; his wife of forty-three years, the former Tamara Belle “Tammy” Williams who died October 25, 2017; an infant granddaughter: Tomi Lynn Ketcham; his sister: Jenny K. Workman and his brothers: David L. Workman and Bobby Lynch.

Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Chris Lovett officiating and military honors by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Cremation will follow. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 1 to 4 p,m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019, where memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette County Veterans Council. Log on to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com for more information.

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  • Visitation for Family & Friends Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 5, 2019

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George Workman Jr

October 4, 2019

Your passing was very unexpected, but I share in the happiness with Peggy, and Betty that you didn't have to go through all the pain.
I love and miss you so much, but I will remember the good times we had, the trips from Lyonsville to B&C Video, or to Jerry's pizza.
Anytime I could spend time with you was never wasted, and I wish we had done so much more.
I miss you daddy, and you will be forever in my heart along with mom.
The world has gotten lost two loving souls, but not the memories.

Melissa Dye

October 2, 2019

George and Tammy had tons of adopted kids and I was lucky enough to be one of them! My best memory was 1995. I had a horrible week but he hugged it all away. The world's greatest hugger! Oh and of course he completed the hug with a joke 🤣 I am honored to have had him in my childhood.

Agnes Ervine Wilcher

October 1, 2019

Vickie and all, I am so sorry about George's passing. It only seems like yesterday that we all walked the Walnut neighborhood, went roller skating and George rode his bike and always wanted to be where we all were. I know how hard this is for you Vickie to lose your only sibling. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sorry I can't be there but I will be there in spirit. I know George will be missed by all he knew. Keep your memories close to your heart. They will help you through this. Take care Vick, because George would want that. R.I.P. our dear George knowing you had many friends who loved you. I'm here if you need a shoulder Vickie...Love you my dear friend....Agnes, Maricopa, Arizona

JANET NORRIS

October 1, 2019

GEORGE IS A WONDERFUL MAN. I HAD THE BLESSING OF MEETING WHEN I STARTED WORKING AT THE RICHMOND VA CLINIC 5 YEARS AGO.

GEORGE IS ALWAYS KIND AND ALWAYS HAS A WONDERFUL WORD TO SAY. HE ALWAYS KEEP ME LAUGHING WITH ALL OF HIS JOKES. I WILL MISS HIM.

GEORGE JR. YOUR FATHER IS A WONDERFUL MAN, WHO TOUCHED A LOT OF US HERE AT THE CLINIC.

YOUR FAMILY IS IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

JANET NORRIS

Jolene Smith

September 28, 2019

Betty.Peggy and little George and grandkids. I am so sorry for your lose. Your dad was a great guy and we have known you all for so many years. Went through alot with you more and dad. But they were so special to me. It is so sad you have lost them both. But they loved you all so much. Tried to help you as much as they could when you needed it. Rememeber all the good times you had with him and your mom. They are in Heaven now. Waiting on you all to come. Trust the Lord and you will see them one day. Love each other. Keep your family together. That was very important to them. Love you all. God Bless!!!!!!! Jolene and Bob Smith

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