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Linwood Leighton Workman
June 23, 1916 - Jan. 23, 2014

Linwood Leighton Workman, 97, of Thomasville, Ga., passed away on Jan. 23 under the tender care of the staff at Southern Pines Senior Residence Facility and Hospice of Southwest Georgia.

He was born in Framingham, Mass. on June 23, 1916, to Linwood and Mary Workman. He was a longtime resident of Massachusetts, however his heart was in Maine where he was a summer resident on Pemaquid Trail in New Harbor for more than 35 years. He moved to Thomasville 12 years ago to be closer to his family.

Linwood graduated from Framingham High School in 1935, Colby College in Waterville in 1940, and earned a Masters Degree from Boston University in 1953. He was a high school mathematics teacher for 38 years at Hopedale High School and Shrewsbury High School in Massachusetts.

Other than enjoying his family and teaching, he made many friends singing in his church choir and local choral societies wherever he lived in Massachusetts, Maine, Florida, and Georgia. A lifelong fitness buff, Linwood completed the Rose City 5K walk at age 87, and the Tallahassee Turkey Trot one-mile walk at age 93.

Linwood was predeceased by a brother Edmund, and his loving wife of 70 years, Joanna.

He is survived by sons, John (Ginnie Baker) of Bellville, Ohio, and Philip (Susan) of Thomasville, Ga.; grandchildren, Panda and Tracy of California, Heather (Parks) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Holly (Jake) of Atlanta, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Robbie, Andy, McKinley, Sada and Griffen; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be at a later date in New Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations sent to the Colby Fund, Colby College, 4345 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901, or the Carpenter's Boat Shop, 440 Old Country Rd., Pemaquid, ME 04558.

Guests may sign the online register at http://www.allenfh.com.

Allen & Allen Funeral Home, 110 West Hansell St., Thomasville, Ga. are in charge of arrangements.

Related Links:
• Allen & Allen Funeral Home



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