Dodd Payne Hess Funeral Home

350 W Maple Ave, Fayetteville, WV


Damon E Workman

July 13, 1928December 15, 2017

Damon E. Workman, 89, of Fayetteville, WV, died December 15, 2017 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family. Born July 13, 1928 in Clay County, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter E. and Bertha Mullins Workman, sisters Phyllis McNutt and Freda Mullins, and brothers Denvil, Darrel, and Dale Workman.

Damon was a 1948 graduate of Clay County High School. His 34 years as a welder at Union Carbide’s Alloy Plant were interrupted only by service in the U.S. Army, and by the occasional organized work stoppage. He could build or repair almost anything, and did so throughout his retirement for anyone who asked.

Sixty-six years ago, he married the love of his life, Mae Reedy Workman, who survives him. He also leaves behind their son, Eddie (Nancy) of Fayetteville, and one brother, Doyle Workman, of Canvas, WV. Damon’s grandsons, Seth (Melissa) and Luke (Katie) of Fayetteville, WV, and Jesse of Huntington, WV, mourn his loss, along with Amaya, Deacon and Lacee, his great-grandchildren. Damon was fortunate to have been cared for by six special angels: Amanda, Annette, Carol, Ginny, Saundra and Tammy. The Workman Family appreciates Dr. Jessica F. Swank and the nurses at Hospice of Southern WV, who provided knowledge, support and much-needed TLC.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at Fayetteville Baptist Church, Fayetteville, WV. Visitation will begin at 12:00, and family is invited to gather one hour earlier. Funeral services will be presented by Pastor Ron George Jr, Rev. David Sneed and Pastor Mack Canterbury, with special hymn by Saundra Tucker. Military graveside rites will be performed at Fayetteville Huse Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, we suggest donations to Hospice of Southern WV, or Fayette County Public Libraries.

For those wishing to express condolences to the Workman family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Damon’s care has been entrusted to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, WV.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017


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Janette Woodrum

December 21, 2017

What a wonderful man Damon was..he was so respectful and had a kind word to say when he saw you...my deepest sympathy is extended to all the family..Rest in Peace Damon Workman.

December 19, 2017

Dear Mae, I am so sorry to learn that Damon has left his earthly home. The two of you were very special and I always enjoyed seeing you when we returned to Clay to attend the Clay Alumni Reunions. You are in my prayers. Love, Jo Ann Legg Reed

Ken Tygrett

December 19, 2017

I have many fond memories of Damon. He was a very kind man and always had time to lend a hand where ever it was needed. I know that he will be missed tremendously by his family. My sincerest condolences go out to them all.

Kathy Fitzwater-Alderman

December 18, 2017

I will always remember Damon as a kind, thoughtful, always ready to help man. My thoughts and prayers to Mae, Eddie, and family. He will be missed by many.

Roy Milam

December 17, 2017

Mr. Workman was a very special person. When I think of our younger days, like in Little League, I always remember him. After we moved back up here on the plateau, the first people we ran into and knew were Mr. and Mrs. Workman. What a great couple they always were. Mae, Eddie, Nancy and the rest of the family, you have our deepest sympathy. We will always remember him with the kindest of thoughts.
Roy and Dianne Milam

Janette Woodrum

December 16, 2017

What a wonderful man..always had a kind word..Everytime I see a birdhouse ..I will think of him.....Deepest sympathy to the entire family...he may be gone but never forgotten..rest in peace my friend.