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Workman, William Wayne

Workman, William Wayne

January 28, 1933 — August 15, 2022

William Wayne Workman, 89, of Maryville, Tennessee, went to be with his Savior on Monday, August 15, 2022.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday, August 22, 2022, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Wayne was born on January 28, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri to Cecil Gilbert and Alice Louise (Leavitt) Workman. He graduated from Westport High School in Kansas City and joined the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Pearl Inez Wilcox on June 9, 1956, in Kansas City, Missouri at her home. Wayne worked for Southwestern Bell (later as AT&T) for over thirty years before retiring. Following retirement, he started his own company working as a consultant for other telecommunication companies.

Family was everything to Wayne. Throughout his life, he enjoyed many happy moments with his family – especially camping, hiking, bowling, and attending football games, musical events, piano recitals, and Nascar races. Wayne enjoyed traveling the world with his true love and best friend, Inez, and riding his motorcycle well into his 80’s. He was a fix-it-yourself guy and an all-around handyman who loved to learn and kept his mind and hands busy long after retirement. He was known by many as “Mr. Wonderful” given his exceptionally positive attitude, tremendous work ethic, and desire to make every person he encountered feel valued and special.

Wayne loved the Lord and did everything in his life – both personally and professionally – to bring glory to God. He liked attending St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas and Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife Inez. He later attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Maryville, Tennessee where he was reconfirmed in his faith. More recently, Wayne attended Fairview United Methodist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. Wayne had a very personal relationship with Jesus Christ and is now able to be with his Savior face-to-face.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Inez; daughter, Margaret Louise Workman; brother, Cecil Gilbert “Bud” Workman Jr. and sister, Shirley Mae Workman. He is survived by his daughters, Karen Harris and her husband Andrew of Maryville, TN and Pamela Rajic and her husband Slobodan of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren, Christopher Harris and wife Abby of Spring, TX, David Harris and wife Magda of Melbourne, Australia, Alexandra Rajic of Knoxville, TN, and Nicholas Rajic of Cookeville, TN; great grandchildren, Elise Harris, Ellery Harris, Riley Harris, and Layla Harris; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Park Lawn Funeral Home: 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138 (816) 523-1234

Service Information

A visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Monday, August 22, 2022, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64138. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.

Workman, William Wayne's Guestbook

I never saw Mr Workman without a smile. It warms my heart when I think about how Christopher and David talk about him, he was a great roll model for his family. He maybe in heaven but his spirit will live on through others. God Bless Mr Workman!

Doris Schleigh

We came to know Wayne and became friends when he was on our HOA committee together and he always provided wise advice on all of our tasks. He was always fond of saying that you could learn more by listening than talking. Wayne was a true gentleman, veteran and a faithful patriot and most always displayed the United States Marine Corps flag outside his home. He will be truly missed.

John and Faye Blackburn

Wayne Workman is my favorite Uncle, He's my Dad's brother and I've enjoyed many phone calls with him, Very Brite, Understanding, Caring and loving Uncle, Wayne You will be missed and I will always have you in my prayers 🙏 and my ❤️ GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ❤️☺️ LOVE YOU 😘

Shirley Brant ( Workman )

Wayne was a nice man and served his country well. Our sympathies to his family.

Teresa & Pat Flanagan

Wayne was my son-in-law, Chris Harris’s much beloved grandfather. Over the years, it was an honor and a privilege to have met and visited with Wayne at many lively family celebrations. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Toni Mitman

Sorry to hear about Uncle Wayne's passing. I last saw him when he came to Kc in 2018 . October.He was a nice guy to talk too. Lisa introduced me to him back in 2000. Saw him on multiple occasions and enjoyed talking to him.

Benjamin L McBride

Tears Cleanse, Memories Comfort, Love lives on forever at this sad time I enjoyed many good times talking and laughing with Wayne about so many subjects. He was a warm and Christian fellow.

Phil and Marti Swartz

Wayne aka Willy, was my great great uncle. We had a lot of good memories together, he in fact gave me my very first Swiss Army knife that I still have till this day. I loved Willy with all of my heart and it’s sad to see him go at such a young age. He did a lot for my grandpa Dave and I know he will be missed by many, many people. Willy was always in good spirit even during the hardships. He was a fighter, he never gave up, he was stubborn just like my grandfather and now he’s passed those genes to me. Willy will always be in my heart just as he will many others. You will be missed Uncle Willy, I love you.

Jackson Cain

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