NEWTON FALLS - Clyde E. Workman, 71, entered into rest Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Hospice House in Poland.
Clyde was born March 30, 1942, in Nettie, W.Va., the son of Blaine and Edith Lester Workman.
Clyde was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served honorably during the Korean War.
On April 18, 1964, Clyde E. Workman and Patricia A. Kennidy were united in marriage. The family grew to include their children, Timothy, Tamara, Amanda, Shannon and Cristal.
He was a retired employee of the General Motors Fab Plant in Lordstown, where he was employed as a fork lift operator.
As a licensed minister, his service of pastoral care was to those in the hospital and also to those incarcerated. He would conclude his conversations with anyone by saying the phrase "Bless your heart" or "Have a good day and help someone else have a good day."
Clyde was an active member of the General Assembly Church of God in Newton Falls.
Quiet pastimes for Clyde included gardening, fishing, camping and walking his Shih Tzu, Gizmo. Clyde also enjoyed playing the guitar and the banjo.
Treasured memories of Clyde will be carried on by his loving family; his wife, Patricia; his daughters, Amanda (Terry) Welch, Shannon Workman and Cristal (Brian) Miller; his grandchildren, Ricky, Timothy, Aaron, Amber, Alicia, Jackie, Erica, Cheyanne, Destiny, Abrianna, Amiah, Gavin and Isaiah; his great-grandchildren, Caleb, Christian, Caden, Haylli, Chloe, Blake and Elena; his brother, Brad Workman; and his sister, Linda Trescott.
Preceding Clyde were his parents; his son, Timothy; his daughter, Tamara; and his sister, Coralee.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and then from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the General Assembly Church of God in Newton Falls. A service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Glen Rader and Pastor Mitch Meadors officiating.
The Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard will conduct a military service to honor Clyde for his service to our country in the Harrington Cemetery in Nelson Township, where Clyde will be laid to rest.
Arrangements for Clyde were entrusted to the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.