Jack A. Workman

July 10, 1947 ‒ August 24, 2019

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Jack A. Workman, age 72, passed away August 24, 2019 in OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital. He was blessed to be surrounded by his family.

He was born July 10, 1947 in Mansfield to parents Albert & Geraldine (Cairns) Workman. 

A young lady named Karen Messner caught his eye and the pair married on August 1, 1970.

Jack worked as a factory worker with National Seating until they closed then he got a job as custodian for Mansfield City Schools where he worked for many years until retiring in 2012.

Jack was a “busybody”, he always had to be working on or doing something. He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and Browns. He enjoyed listening to his country music, and even his Christmas music, maybe a bit too loud. But above all he enjoyed time at home with his family, especially his grandkids, whether they were playing games on the porch or playing catch in the yard, he simply enjoyed time with them.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Karen Workman; children Eric (Michelle) Workman and Shannon (Jason) Tenney; grandchildren Alyssa, Megan and Gage; brother William Workman; sisters Marilyn Frisby, Ruth Warner and Connie (Terry) Kemp; brother-in-law Bill McQuillen.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by brother Robert (Gerry) Workman; sisters Patty Workman, Betty (Carroll) Van Riper, Sharon McQuillen and Norma (Bill) Waseman; sister-in-law Sue Workman; brothers-in-law Ken Frisby and Lane Warner.

His family will receive friends 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019 in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring his life will be held Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. Celebrant Jerry Wilson will officiate. 

Contributions to the American Cancer Society may be brought or sent to the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Jack’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Karen, Eric, Shannon, Bill, Marilyn, Ruth, Connie and family, It is so sad to lose another cousin. So many memorials of times spent together with our families. Family reunions, Christmas party at Aunt Helen’s and Grandma Cairns’ home on Lind Ave. Times Jack stayed at the farm. You all have my deepest sympathy! RIP Jack, until we meet again!
    Love you all, Nancy (Parsons) Schmidt

  • I am Peg Moore’s daughter.
    Our family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to in the loss of Jack.
    May God help you through this difficult time.
    God Bless,
    Harry and Charlene Frietchen And the family of Doug Frietchen and Donna Pope.

  • I am so sorry Karen, Eric, Shannon, to hear about Jack – your dad’s passing. I know you will miss not having him with you all the time. And Bill, Marilyn, Ruth, Connie, and all the family, I know you will miss not seeing your brother once in a while. My heart weeps with all of you, I understand how hard it is to lose him. He was a great cousin & I enjoyed spending time with him when we were younger since we were the same age. We always had a great time when we hung out together. I am glad I was able to see him a few months ago and able to tell him I love you kid!! He was a great man & loved his family. Rest in Peace dear Jack – and as I said: “I love you kid”! You will be missed! Hugs to all the family!

  • I’m am deeply sorry for you and your family’s loss….Sending hugs and prayers your way. God bless you Shannon and all family.

    With Love,
    The Ownes Family

  • Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

  • Karen, Eric,and Shannon and your family my condolences on the loss of Jack. Over the years we had many good times together especially when he would come and stay with us. He was a great cousin and fun to be with. My condolences to the whole Workman family. Love you all.

  • Aunt Karen, Eric, Shannon, Michelle, and Jason
    Our hearts break for you and the kids. Uncle Jack will always be remembered as the quiet but oh so funny and caring man we knew. Come Labor Day he will be hitting home runs out of the ball park! We love you Uncle Jack. Prayers for peace and comfort are being said for all of you.
    Our love to all,
    Russ, Jodi, and family

  • Heartfelt Sympathy for the entire family. My husband and I both worked with Jack at The Schools. He was above and beyond a warm wonderful, person who went above and beyond in every endeavor. He was more than a coworker, he was a friend. May the Lord bring you comfort during your grief.
    Jerry and Carolyn Adkins