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Posted: 1364516539000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Workman, McNary, Calvert, Jones, Long, Young, Mitchell, Shemwell, Tucker, Garentson
Times Leader
Princeton, Ky.
March 9, 2013

William Isaac Newton Workman, 96, of Charleston, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home.

Born Aug. 23, 1916, in Hopkins County, a son of the late James William and Orlena McNary Calvert Workman.

He was a 1934 graduate of Dawson Springs High School, retired from the coal mines, the Chemical Coke Co., and York International. He was a member of Charleston Baptist Church where he served as the Adult Men’s teacher and as a deacon for approximately 80 years. He was a member of the United Mine workers of America.

He was preceded in death by five brothers, Leonard Workman, Lester Workman, Lexie Workman, Erbie Workman and Ford Workman; and a stillborn brother, and a grandchild, Timothy Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 77 years, Maxine K. Long Workman; two daughters and a son-in-law, Myrna Jean Jones of Charleston, Melinda K. and Clifford Young of Apex; two sons and daughters-in-law, the Rev. Michael Kent and Alice Workman of Hopkinsville and Philip Newton and Belinda Workman of Norman, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Debra Mitchell, Kent Jones, Mike Workman, Andrew Workman, Kathleen Young, Liane Shemwell, Heidi Tucker and Holli Garentson; 16 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Charleston First Baptist Church in Charleston with the Rev. Kent Workman officiating, assisted by the Rev. Calvin Bryant.

Burial will follow in Dunn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson and from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour at the Charleston First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers for Mr. Workman will be Randal Hollis, Joe Dunbar, Kent Jones, Mike Workman, Andrew Workman and Gene Workman.

Honorary bearers will include Rick Shemwell, Wayne Workman, Jonathan Mitchell and Frank Mitchell.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Gideons International, P.O. Box 201, Madisonville, Ky. 42431; Dunn Cemetery Fund, c/o Gene Workman, 2950 Charleston Rd., Dawson Springs, Ky. 42408.

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