He was born on Dec. 16, 1955, in Parsons to James F. and Anne C. (Munding) Workman. He grew up and attended school in Parsons, where he graduated from Parsons High School. He then attended Coffeyville Community College for two years and earned a bachelor’s degree at Emporia State University.
After college, he worked as a medical technician at Regional Hospital in Emporia before moving to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he worked as a medical lab technician. He then lived in San Antonio for six years and worked at Santa Rosa Hospital. He later worked at Nemaha Community Hospital in Seneca for seven years before returning to Parsons.
He was Catholic. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, landscaping and watching and raising homing pigeons. He was also an animal lover and had contributed to numerous causes for the well being of animals.
He married Grace Kinsch. They later divorced.
Survivors include two brothers, Steven Workman and his companion, Marilyn Prather, of Chanute and Paul Workman and his wife, Barbie, of Parsons; two sisters, Trudy Nienhuser of Dewey, Okla., and Kris Baker of Parsons; and numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Anthony “Tony” Workman and Robert “Mark” Workman; and a sister, Judith “Judy” Huff.
The memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Parsons. Burial of the cremains will be in Calvary Cemetery. The rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons, where the family will receive friends immediately following the rosary.
Memorials are suggested to Operation Bright Touch and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.