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Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC

OBITUARY

Willard Lee Workman

January 10, 1930January 30, 2020
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Willard Lee Workman, age 90, of Conover, NC, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at his residence. Born January 10, 1930 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Daniel Logan Workman and Lula Yancey Workman.

Willard was employed for over 34 years in the banking industry. He was a history major at Lenoir Rhyne University and enjoyed golf, playing bridge, gardening, painting and drawing. Willard had a great sense of humor, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, Willard was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy “Dot” Brady Workman; sisters, Edna Gardner and Edith Littlefield; and brothers, Glenn Workman and Howard Workman.

Survivors include his daughter, Ellen Workman; son, David Workman and wife Tracy; grandchildren, Brady Workman and wife, Emily, and Leah Workman; and great-grandchild, Levi Workman.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover with Rev. Scott Johnson and Rev. Anton Lagoutine officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church from 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Condolences may be sent to the Workman family at www.drumfh-conover.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2126 St. John’s Church Rd., Conover, NC, 28613 or to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC, 28658.

The Workman family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Melinda Sherrill

February 7, 2020

Ellen, David and family, so sorry to hear about Willard. Your dad and mom were so special. They will be sorely missed. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Charlene Robinson

February 5, 2020

Sad to hear of Willard's passing, but confident He is in Heaven where my Johnny is. Willard was the best boss a girl could ask for while working at Citizens Savings and Loan! His sweet disposition and kindness will always be remembered along with his smile! His willingness to hold my job for me when I went to California to marry Johnny Robinson was always much appreciated. Speaks of the kind of man he was. Praying God's peace for his family!

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