Donald Lewis Workman was born August 21, 1939, near Aurora, Indiana, to William and Mamie (Armstrong) Workman. He died Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Sperry, Oklahoma, at the age of 76 years. Don was reared and educated in Aurora and graduated with the Aurora High School Class of 1957. He spent 50 years of his working life in the petroleum industry as a pump technician primarily with Centrilift in Claremore, Oklahoma. Don loved the outdoors and enjoyed a variety of pastimes, especially hunting and fishing. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Don also was a very accomplished bowler. He enjoyed farming and always had a very healthy garden of vegetables.
Loving family members include:
Wife; Pat Workman
Mike Smith and wife Sheila, of Indiana
Beth Ann Blue, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Traci Chambers and husband Ray, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Chrissy Holloway and husband Chris, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Angie Cox and husband Edgar, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Perry Newman and wife Angie, of Sperry, Oklahoma
Shari Bray, of Tulsa, Oklahoma
19 Great grandchildren
1 Great-great grandchild
Charles Workman and his wife AnnaLee,
Dale Workman and his wife Carol,
Arthur Workman and his wife Leisha and
David Workman and his wife Bonnie, all of Indiana
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bob and Gerald Workman and by a grandson, Jared Patton.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso with Perry Newman officiating. Private family disposition will be held at a later date. Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
I love you Pawpaw!
— Angie Newman, Wednesday – June 15, 2016
Angie so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers.
— Judy Horst, Thursday – June 16, 2016
You were a rare breed Don. Without a doubt you were one of the hardest working and most honest men I’ll ever know. I’m proud to have known you and lucky to have called you my friend.
— Chris Pattillo , Wednesday – June 22, 2016
Don was married to my sister Patricia for many years. He was alway a very nice and upbeat man with a smile on his face. We enjoyed many deer hunting trips in our younger years. Always was a good hardworking family man. Liked by all that met him, He was a dear member of our family, We loved Don and will miss him dearly. Rest in peace Don, God Rest Your Soul, Love Rusty, Betty,Scott, Sean and Families
— Rusty and Betty O’Banion, Friday – June 24, 2016
Mowery Funeral Service Chapel
9110 N. Garnett Road
Owasso, OK 74055
Saturday – June 25, 2016