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TERRY LEE WORKMAN, 71 ROCKFORD - Terry Lee Workman, 71, husband of 52 years to Sally (nee Potter) Workman, father of three; Chris (Jennifer), Brandon (Asja), and Angela Mullins; grandfather of six, Alex, Spencer, Abigail, Shane, Makayla, Annalija. A lifetime Illinoisan, born June 6, 1943, in Decatur, son of Gerald and Mary (Butler) Workman. Terry grew up in the small town of Havana, with his brother, Ron Workman. He married his high school sweetheart, Sally. They started a family in Canton, where Terry worked as budget director at International Harvester. He transferred to IH's corporate headquarters in Chicago, moving the family to Naperville. He moved to Rockford, where he worked as Manufacturing Manager for Ipsen and finished his career as Regional Sales Manager at Allstate. Terry was a regular on the basketball court at the Rockford YMCA for over 30 years. In retirement, Terry and Sally were snowbirds who first picked Mesa, AZ to park their motor home, then Fort Myers, FL. They played tennis "eight" days a week. Terry excelled as a top spin specialist. Terry Lee Workman was a champion on earth and will remain such in our hearts, our minds and our souls. We are comforted knowing that our husband, our dad, our grandpa, our brother, our friend is once again dribbling up the court and sinking that sweet three. Memorial Service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015, at Heartland Community Church, 1280 South Alpine Rd., Rockford. Memorial visitation at 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the America Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631, http://www.abta.org/ or Heartland Hospice in Terry's memory. Cremation rites have been accorded. Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.graceFH.com.

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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2015.
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February 14, 2015
Sally-just heard about Terry. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. Keeping you in my prayers.
Mary Howerter
February 11, 2015
Sally, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you're in my thoughts and I will keep you in my prayers.
Todd Haas
February 10, 2015
Sally, we are sending sympathy and hugs your way from this small town of Havana. The entire Elliott family
Nancy Elliott
February 9, 2015
Sally & family So sorry to hear about this. What a gentle giant on the court
Butch Minor
February 8, 2015
Sally - Alfie just notified me of your loss. My deep sympathy goes to you and your family. I know it has been a very hard year for everyone. Please know you are in my thoughts all day, every day.
Sally (Wortman) Fort Myers, FL
Sally Wortman
February 8, 2015
Sally, our greatest condolences to you and your family. Terry was a great man and I always looked forward to seeing both of you at the tennis courts. His smile and personality will surely be missed by all. God bless you and your family.
Ron Borgatti
February 7, 2015
Constance Kramer
February 6, 2015
Sally and family I am so sorry about your loss.
Norman Bork
February 5, 2015
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the kids. Let us know if we can assist in any
Amy, Abel, & Cruz Garcia
February 5, 2015
Sally and family,
Pam and I are sorry for your loss. Having known you both for many years, it is always hard to say goodbye to a friend. I know we will meet again someday in heaven. Know that our prayers go out to your family.
We will be out of town on Saturday for the service, but will meet up with you soon.
With all of our love,
Pam & Ron Winkler
Ron Winkler
February 5, 2015
Great bball player!!!!! Great sportmanship on/off the court and very competetive, you wanted to be on his team! Miss playing with him mostly at the YMCA where he was well know for many years! My Condolences to the family, Chris thanks for the Hearing help, Brandon miss bumping heads with you!
Kary Peterson
February 5, 2015
Ah the memories - Bear Rock Cafe, Beached Whale, Cici's, Taco Bell (is that all we did was eat!) movies, biking at Lakes Park, Alligator Alley, Miami, Lauderdale, tennis, City of Palms B Ball, darts, shuffleboard, ICP - I could go on and on - Terry you will be missed so much by all your friends and especially your wonderful family.
Betty & Bob Johnson
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