Charles Thomas “Butch” Workman of Hardscrabble passed into the arms of the Lord on his birthday, Monday, Feb. 19, surrounded by his whole family, after a short illness and many goodbyes with loved ones and friends.

Butch was born and raised in Salisbury and Walston Switch, Md., son of Charles Lee and Aline Virginia Workman. Growing up, he was a great big brother to his four younger siblings, Vic, Nick, Mike and Susan, and had many close childhood friends, most especially his “uncle” Toby Morris. When Butch was a teenager, he met his future wife of over 55 years, Brenda Messick, and they were married on June 14, 1968. He was a proud father of three children, a loving father-in-law, was crazy about his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and an adoring uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Butch was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved life, loved the Lord, loved making people laugh, and never met a conversation he couldn’t join in with a good story.

Butch’s first and favorite career was as a truck driver, starting at T.I.E. with his father, and going on to haul for Red Star, Consolidated and Yellow along the way, before retiring to concentrate on his growing poultry operation, and to spend more time on the farm with his family, whom he loved so much. After he was saved, Butch also enjoyed doing evangelistic work and going out into the mission field. He made many friends all over Delmarva, and will be dearly missed.

Butch is survived by his wife, Brenda Workman; son Wade Workman (Lia); daughter Christy Scudder (Bill); son Brad Workman (Katrina); granddaughter Megan Lohrfink; grandson Jeremy Lohrfink (Jordan); granddaughter Alexis Workman; grandson Chandler Lohrfink; grandson Jacob Workman; grandson Dale Workman; great-grandson Weston Lohrfink; great-granddaughter Ellie Lohrfink; sister Susan Workman White (Steve); brother Nick Workman; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Butch was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers, Vic Workman and Michael Workman.

Funeral Services were held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 700 West Street in Laurel on Wednesday, Feb. 28. Pastor Dave Kiser officiated.  Arrangements are in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home in Laurel.