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Robert Workman, Elizabethton

Published February 9th, 2012 11:11 pm

ELIZABETHTON — Robert Workman, 89, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, February 9, 2012, in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
A native of Charleston, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Robert Lincoln and Marilda Jane Sluder Workman. He had lived in Tennessee most of his life.
He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was one of the last surviving Pearl Harbor survivors. Mr. Workman retired from the Engineering Department of the Veterans Administration, having retired in 1980. He was a member of the Pleasant Beach Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Ralph, Thomas, Jack & Bobby.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lydia Naomi Tipton Workman; Two Daughters: Diane Workman and Angela Workman; Two Sons: Johnny Workman, Richard Workman and fiancé, Cynthia Vaughn and her two sons: Dustin & Chris Vaughn; Two Granddaughters: Becky Workman, Greeneville, and Victoria Shankle and husband, David, Johnson City; A Great Grandson to arrive in March (David Robert Shankle); Two Sisters: Betty Combs, Maryville, Tenn., and Doris Rowe, Johnson City; Several nieces & nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Harold McNabb officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2012, in Monte Vista Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Rev. Harold McNabb and Greg & Tammy Ruston. Active Pallbearers, who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, will be: David Shankle, James Berry, Shannon Burchett, Dustin Vaughn, James Workman, Greg Workman, Jerry Bowers and Mark Timbs. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rev. Bobby Stout, Rev. Charles Biggs, Dr. Joe Sorah, Lynn Holland, Kenneth Jones and Bill Peeks.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Sunday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.