Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 14, 2014 11:03 am EST


DANVILLE — Leroy Floyd Workman, 83, of E. Main St., died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Palliative Care Unit of Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.

He was born March 16, 1930, in Knox County, to the late Charles and Theresa (Rice) Workman. He was a 1948 graduate of Danville High School, and he served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He was a carpenter, and along with his brothers, he constructed many homes in the Knox County area. He loved Ohio State football and basketball, and Danville Blue Devils athletics. He attended the Gay St. United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, the Danville American Legion Post 650, the Freemasons, and the Ohio Eastern Star.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nina L. (Marchal) Workman of Danville, whom he married June 19, 1960; a daughter, Karen Workman of Mount Vernon; a brother, Blaine (Shirley) Workman of Mount Vernon; a sister, Vickie (Roy) Wander of Westerville; two brothers-in-law, Eugene (Dorothy) Marchal and Glenn (Fran) Marchal, both of Mount Vernon; a sister-in-law, Donna Workman of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William M. “Bill” Workman; and two brothers, Lyman and Carl Workman.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville with Rev. Mary Murtha officiating. Burial will follow in Workman Cemetery with graveside military rites performed by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Palliative Care Unit of Knox Community Hospital, 13300 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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