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D. Keith Workman – February 15, 2018

D. Keith Workman, 63, of Amarillo died Saturday, February 10, 2018.
Services will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018,  in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Dr. Jim Smith officiating.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo.
Keith was born in Desha County, Arkansas to Bobbye Sue Haynie and Bobby Dean Workman.  Keith spent the first years of his life in Arkansas and moved to Lubbock and then Olton.  Keith wore #44 for the Olton Mustangs and made quite a name for himself on the field. He played football for Panhandle State University and finished his college career at WTSU.    He sang, acted, was a radio personality, salesman and excelled in all that he attempted.  He decided to show his wife the world one town at a time from Amarillo to Abilene to Joplin, MO to Lake Charles LA – he left his mark.  He never met a stranger and was friends with nearly everyone he met.  He coached baseball and served as a choir sponsor for the Love Singers at St. Stephen UMC.  He is a member of Phi Delta Theta and St. Stephen UMC.
He married the love of his life, Jelaine Beall on January 14, 1977, and together they raised two wonderful children, Stephanie Workman Harris (Justin) and Mitchell Clay Workman (Ember). His GRANDchildren, Chloe’, Aiden, Hannah Harris and Jaxon, Parker, and Whitley Workman will miss their Papa.
In recent years, Keith has had multiple health problems, but faced them head-on with courage and faith unparalleled.  He was a shining example of courage, inspiration and witness for Christ.   He loved his precious wife who was his rock and anchor.
Besides his wife, children and grandchildren, Keith is survived by his brother, Kevin Workman and wife Kristi and children Bobby Wayne and Kaci with their families, his mother-in-law, who he cherished, Jo Ann Beall of Mesa, AZ, his brother-in-law, Rex Beall and his family; his precious aunts, Billye Estes, Patti Harris and Trish Scott, multiple cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, Maryland 20852 or the Amarillo Botanical Gardens at 1400 Streit Dr, Amarillo, TX  79106.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at the funeral home.


  • Del&Ricki Alexander Posted February 12, 2018 4:48 pm

    Our time with Keith was a blessing. He always made you laugh even in the worst of times. He was truly a friend first.Rest in peace bubba.

  • Gary and Libby Bain Posted February 12, 2018 11:27 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Keith! He was one of those guys that we will never forget ! He helped us make our business a lot of fun back in the day! He was a great guy!

  • Dudley Cain Posted February 13, 2018 1:25 am

    My son and I enjoyed doing the yard for the Workman’s . Condolences goes out to the Workman family . Blessings for Jelaine and rest of the famil !!

  • Mary Shields Posted February 13, 2018 9:24 am

    Jelaine, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you find comfort in the many specials memories and in the thought of the happy years you shared.

  • Terry Duffy Posted February 13, 2018 4:18 pm

    I am deeply saddened after learning of Keith’s passing from a fellow classmate and fraternity brother from our college days at WTSU in the mid-1970’s. Coming from Chicago to the Panhandle to go to school at that time was a culture shock in itself for me, as I always had cherished memories remembering Keith as being such a welcoming and humorous guy that always made me laugh with his “Texas” sized personality for a lost “Yankee” as he used to always tell me. Listening to him on the Amarillo country radio station was always entertaining with that big personality. My heart aches today in Chicago, but also brings back so many fond memories in seeing his smiling face just as I remembered him and will always remember him. May God Bless Keith, his family, and all those that he touched in such a positive and loving way.

  • Rick Matchett Posted February 14, 2018 4:47 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Jelaine and the family during this difficult time. Working with Keith was always an adventure that included laughing and telling jokes! He will be missed.
    Rick & Denise Matchett

  • Brenda & Dick Wilkerson Posted February 14, 2018 8:11 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you And your family Jelaine.

  • Kathy and Darryl McAlister Posted February 15, 2018 3:30 pm

    Keith, was one of our first friends at church. He and Jelaine, made us feel welcome and like we fit in….We will miss him, but know he is with our Lord…Soar like the Eagles, Keith, we will miss our friend. Love and Prayers

  • Maria DeBrango Stickel Posted February 16, 2018 3:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Jelaine. With sympathy and prayers for you and your family.

  • Deloris Jones Posted February 18, 2018 6:57 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Workman family. I have many happy fun memories of Keith and Jelaine and I know Keith will be missed by many. I always thought he was bigger than life!!

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