of Pine Bluff, AR
October 11, 1946 - March 29, 2021
Richard "Dickie" Neil Workman, 74, of Pine Bluff passed from this life Monday, March 29. He was born October 11, 1946 in Elkins, West Virginia, to Edith and Don Workman.A graduate of Plum Bayou High School and the University of Arkansas at Monticello (formerly Arkansas A&M), Dickie was drafted into the Army where he served a tour in Vietnam. After returning home, he started a career in the agriculture industry that spanned more than 50 years. Here, he built many lasting relationships while volunteering his time and expertise on numerous boards and committees. He married his high school sweetheart, Kay Webb Workman, on January 2, 1969. The two shared 52 years of love and memories, going out of their way to bring kindness to others.The couple's children and grandchildren were the apple of Dickie's eye, and his love was evident as he was always eager to recount the highlights of their latest visits, recitals, and ball games in any conversation. Above all, Dickie was an active and beloved member of the Highway 79 Church of Christ where he served as a deacon.He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Donna Busick. He is survived by his wife and two children, Kristi Pitts (Tony) of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Richie Workman (Grace) of Germantown, Tennessee; four grandchildren (Trace Pitts, Ella Pitts, Ellen Claire Workman, and Will Workman); and a host of extended family and loved ones. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2:00 P. M. at Roller England Funeral Home. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at 1:00 P. M. Burial will follow at Mulberry Cemetery. The family asked that memorials be made to the Hwy. 79 Church of Christ, 4341 Camden Rd., Pine Bluff, AR 71603. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering. .
Sad for your loss. Dickie and I met at Arkansas A & M in the fall of 1964 and we had many classes together during my 3years there. I taught Agriculture at England for 5 years and lived beside his sister Donna. He was a good friend to me. Gary T McGhee
Dear Workman family,I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Dickie. I remember him being so involved when Ritchie and I were in high school and he was always so friendly. I pray you can feel God’s arms wrapped around you and feel His love for your family.
Dickie was a good friend during our late teens. We served together during Army basic training prior to going our separate ways out of boot camp. Over the years, I didn't have the pleasure of seeing Dickie except for one occasion as I lived primarily on the east coast. But I will always recall his gentle spirit and his humor which set him apart and made him special. I will miss him but comforted in the fact that he is with his Lord in eternity. My thoughts and prayers are with Kay and his family. Rest in peace my friend.
Remembering Dickie and praying for the family. So sorry to hear the news.
Dearest Kay, so sorry of passing of Dickie ,wonderful man ,lots of special memories,.God bless you ,and prayers going up ,your in my Prayers ,love to you and children .🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Richie, So sorry for your loss, Dickie was a fine outstanding person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
To one of my best friends ever. Your pops was the best of the best! Raised an incredible son and gave his love to you and his family and extended family (go hogs)! What a great man. Love you Rich!
Prayers for your family
Dickey was a true friend. I always enjoyed time spent with him and his smile. Such a great guy, He will be missed. Prayers for the Workmen family.
To the entire Workman family I am so very sorry for your loss. I have known Dickie for many years dating back to his years with Bayer and more recently we were able to work together in his role with BASF. What a true gentleman, great professional, and even better friend. My prayers are with you all in this difficult time. God Bless.
Our condolences and prayers for the family. Dickie was a great guy and served Arkansas agriculture for many years. He will be missed
Kay, Richie, and Christi, how do I start. Dickie was my friend and Margie and I adored both Kay and Dickie. I hired Dickie when I moved to the Bayer Southern Region in1984 and never had any regrets. He was honest, dependable, pleasant and a committed employee who always had his customer’s best interests in sight while being a fair and honest promoter of Bayer. Over the years, my role changed with Bayer, but the great and personal respect and relationship I had for Dickie never changed. Margie loved Kay and Dickie and we had lots of great and fun outings. Margie and I can’t put into words the anguish of Dickie’s passing, but we will always cherish the memories. So we send our sincerest sympathies and although we have lost a great friend, God and Heaven has gained a gentle and sincere saint. Kay, Richie, and Christi, please hold on to the great memories you have and feel grateful Dickie has made an imprint that cannot be replaced.
Kay and family. Very sorry to hear about Dickie's death. Our hearts go out to you.Michael and Elizabeth
Dickie was always a good friend even though I have not seen him in several years. Retirement does that. We had several good times together. We all went skiing in Colorado and I was very bad. Dickie always waited at the bottom of the hill for me with a big smile on his face saying you did good Don. Made me feel good but I did not think so. HA! I still smile thinking of the outing.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Workman family. Dickie was a true gentleman and a role model for many younger people in the industry. He was respected by his customers and competitors alike. I'm sorry he has left us too soon. May the family be comforted by great memories.
he was a good guy
I first met Dickie when I was in the chemical supply business. He became a very dear friend and I always enjoyed the time we spent together. Unlike many people in the chemical business, Dickie always asked how I was doing and wanted to talk about things other than business. Dickie remained my friend when I was no longer in that business. I cherish the memories and golf trips we enjoyed together. He will be missed, but not forgotten.
Richie, I’m saddened to hear of your father’s passing, but trust the find memories and your faith in God will sustain you as you mourn your father’s passing. Our prayers are with you and your family.
RichieSo sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I sure enjoyed getting to know Dickie the short time that he and I worked together at Atlantic Pacific Ag with Kenneth Crisp. Those were some good days.I know you and your family will miss him greatly as I and many others of his friends will.Sincerely Ralph Lunsford
God's speed ole friend
I pray the Lord will assuage you and your familys grief Kay. I like to remember something a friend said to me years ago when I was grieving loss. "They're waiting at the gate for you. " We'll see Dickie again in a far better place.
Dickie will be greatly missed. Prayers for all.
I worked with Dickie at Bayer always such a joy to be around just a Southern Gentleman and a class act. Had some fun days on the golf course. He always had a positive attitude and so uplifting to those around him. I cherish all of the fond memories I have of my time spend with Dickie. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kay, Richie, and Christi and family. Steve North
Richie,I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you,Scott Menotti
Dickie always had a smile on his face. I saw him recently to give him his vaccination in Pine Bluff and we got to catch up on old times. Kay you will be in my prayers as you adjust and I pray God’s comfort for you.
We want to express our deepest sympathy to Dickie’s family in this time of sorrow. Dickie was a good friend and we have a lot of fond memories from our college days at Monticello. Brenda and Ronnie Jones
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dickie was truly a good friend and a highly respected professional in the ag industry. He will be missed by many.
Memories of Dickie ate flashing in my mind.. Truly a great man and always had a smile and kind words.. may the LORD bless each of you, just remember he was welcomed by St Peter who said well done thy faithful servant.
Prayers for Kay and family.
Dickie and I were country boys, he was from Plum Bayou and I was from Sherrill. We got to be good friends when we attended college together in Monticello. Dickie had a new Mustang and we spent many hours together traveling back from school on weekends to our homes to see our girlfriends. It was time well spent as we both married our high school sweethearts. Kay was the love of his life and I knew back then they would always be together. Dickie helped me get my first job off the farm at a farm insecticide mixing plant in Pine Bluff. After college we went our separate ways and saw little of each other the last 50 years. I was however fortunate to see him again about 2 years ago. The thing I will always remember about Dickie is that he was a “genuine good person”. As they say, he was the real deal. He had a great personality and was always an optimistic person. I never heard him speak ill of anyone. It was my honor to have know him and call him my friend. My prayers and thoughts are with Kay and the family. I know your hearts are broken now but you will have all the wonderful memories you shared with Dickie for ever in your hearts. My heart is also sad but I’m a better person having known Dickie Workman. Rest In Peace my friend!!!Jerry Bost