James Workman was born July 26,1943 in Cleveland, Ohio to James Workman and Viola Robinson Workman.
He graduated from East Technical High School.
James was a Christian who loved the Lord, he often attended Liverpool Baptist Church. James worked at TRW, he retired with 30 years of service from the Regional Transit Authority, where he was a member of the RTA union 268 for 54 years, and after retirement he was a Supervisor with the City of Cleveland Parks and Recreation/Highland Park Golf Course.
James Married Lidia Mance Workman, to that union two sons were born James T. Workman Jr., and Toriano Workman, and a bonus daughter Nevelyn, James then married Barbara McGuire Workman, to that union a daughter Monica R. Workman was born, and in 1977 James met Rosemary Wilson Workman, to that union he gained another bonus daughter Lesa Wilson Chapman.
James served in the Army from November 1, 1963 until he was honorably discharged on October 31, 1969. James was an expert rifleman. James played baseball, and he was an avid golfer, and he was also on the RTA golfing team.
James was affectionately called Buddy by his mother, and his co-workers called him a host of names such as, Wally, Workman, Bojangles, and Lank. He was often called a bullpen lawyer by his co-workers, helping them when they were in need. He loved sports, and he was never seen without having a toothpick in his mouth. James exhibited many acts of kindness, for example, before there were services for the disabled and handicap, James many times would physically pick up and assist patrons in need to enter and exit the bus.
James was preceded in death by his father, James Workman, Mother Viola Workman, and his Brother Walter Workman
James leaves his brothers, Gary Workman, Robert Workman (Laverne), his children, James T. Workman Jr., Virginia, Toriano Workman, Ohio, Monica Workman, Ohio, Jameica Brazzleton, Ohio, two bonus daughters Nevelyn (Tyrone), Ohio, Lesa (Byron), Ohio, his grandchildren, Bryton, Bryanna, Kiara, James, Marcus, Travis, Toriano Jr., Quincy, Sydney, Aubrey, Ashlee, Aleesa, one great grandchild, Toriano III, and a host of other family members and friends