Eric Michael Workman, 26 - Ivydale

Eric Michael Workman, 26, of Ivydale, West Virginia, entered into rest August 31, 2012, in Charleston WV, of injuries suffered in an incident in Wallback, WV, on August 28th.

Born on March 29, 1986, in Charleston, he was the son of George and Connie Workman of Ivydale.

He was a graduate of Clay County High School and West Virginia State University. During his time at West Virginia State, he was a member of the WV State Baseball Team, Player of the Year for 2009, Hitter of the Year, and 2nd Team All American.

Eric was a WV State Trooper, a member of the WV State Police Honor Guard, WV Troopers Association, Elk River Musky Club and Big Knob Hunt Club.

Eric was an organ donor, and although his life was cut short here on this earth, because of his ultimate sacrifice many will live richer and fuller lives.

In addition to his parents, Eric is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Josh King of Wallback; nephew, Aiden King; maternal grandmother, Hallie (Corrine) Woods of Ivydale; aunts, Susie (John) Sears of Ivydale and Tammy (Kenny) Wilmoth of Pension TN; uncle, Bobby Woods of Ivydale.

Visitation will be Tuesday, September 4, from 1 to 9 p.m. at Clay County High School.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at the Charleston Civic Center, Charleston. Burial will follow in the Workman family Cemetery, Ivydale.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Association.

Wilson-Shamblin-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, is honored to be serving the Workman family.