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OBITUARY: Richard Harold Workman

Richard Harold Workman, 78, died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC following prolonged illness.

Born in Gaston County, NC, the son of P.A. and Mary Catherine Young Workman. He resided in Black Mountain, NC. Richard went to college at the University of Alabama and the University of Tennessee. Richard worked as a construction contractor for much of his life but more than anything he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother.

He loved visiting with his granddaughters, attending their track meets, and knowing they were safe. He had great adventures to National Parks on RV trips with his family, always a lover of nature’s beauty and all creatures great and small. His favorite times of year was the emergence of Spring flowers, the harvest of Summer vegetables (a connoisseur of homemade tomato sauce and tomato sandwiches), and the color of Autumn leaves. Eating hotdogs and hamburgers with friends or watching movies with family was some of his favorite pastimes. Richard was a warm, witty, and sweet man, and he will be missed by his family, friends, and the community in Black Mountain.

Richard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Billie Jo; his daughters Heidi (Jeffrey) and Heather (Rune); his granddaughters, Alexandria, Isabella, Olivia, Fionna, Aurora, and Louisa; his brother, Ronald (Marcia); and his nephew, Ronald, as well as many loving neighbors and friends.


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