William "Bill" R. Workman

William "Bill" Rodgers Workman, 87, passed away October 11, 2013 at his residence in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Born March 25, 1926 in Ellwood City to the late James S. and Hazel May (Rodgers) Workman, Bill was a longtime resident of Castlewood where he and his wife of 50 years, Katy (Kline) raised four children: Kathie (Constable), Sharon (Esposito), Mark, and Kenneth. After Katy's death, Bill married Lucille Peabody in 2005 and was warmly welcomed into her extended family.

Bill served in the US Army from 1950-52. He retired from Rockwell International Truck Axle Division after 22 years. A life-long rail-fan, Bill also enjoyed vegetable gardening, hunting, fishing, and playing the guitar in his younger days. He enjoyed being with family and friends most of all.

Bill was a dedicated member of the Castlewood Alliance Church where he was an elder, treasurer, and member of the choir for many years. More recently he attended Grace Bible Church in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was known for his dependability, compassion, keen sense of humor, gentle singing voice, and his faithful life in Christ Jesus.

He is survived by his four children, his sons-in-law David Constable and David Esposito, a daughter-in-law Maryann Workman, seven grandchildren; Jesse and wife Bella, Jeremy, and Ian Constable, Sarah and Laura Esposito, Mark Workman, and Mallory Workman, and one great-grandson, Liam Constable. He is also survived by a number of step-children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Peabody family including Rev. James and Hope O'Hara of New Castle. His brothers and sisters in law Jim, Jack and Liz, and Jerry and Marilyn Workman of New Castle also survive him.

In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by his brother Duane.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 am at the Castlewood Alliance Church, 660 Harmony Baptist Road, and will be conducted by Rev. James R. O'Hara, pastor of the Castlewood Alliance Church.

Interment will follow in Castle View Memorial Gardens.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Castlewood Alliance Church.


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