Melvin Boyce Womac
Feb 12, 2013
Melvin \"Mel\" Boyce Womac
Feb. 12, 2013
Melvin \"Mel\" Boyce Womac, 78, of Niota and the Clearwater community, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center.
A native of McMinn County and former resident of Chicago, Ill., he was a son of the late Noah and Mary Cash Womac, and was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Womac.
He retired from Allied Signal in 1997 and, prior to that, he worked at Athens Stove Works as a warehouse supervisor for 17 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War in Germany. He was a member of Clearwater Baptist Church, where he served as youth leader for two years and was a former Sunday school teacher. He was an avid gardener and raised hogs with his late father-in-law, Miles Hughes, until 1985, and raised beef cattle until 2003.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Hughes Womac of Niota; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dr. Thomas J. Oakley of Athens; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and Karen Womac of Illinois, Mike Stephens of Athens and Chad and Melanie Stephens of Niota; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Louise Womac of Athens, Bobby and Dessie Womac of Eatonton, Ga., and Jack and Barbara Womac of Crystal River, Fla.; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Kathryn and Calvin Mason of Colorado, Wanda Lunsford of Georgia, Viola Hapeman of Crystal River, Fla., and Ruth and Jack Ross of North Carolina; seven grandchildren and one spouse, David and Kim Blevins, Miguel Womac, Andres Womac, Chelsea Stephens, Dylan Stephens, Ciara Stephens and Chloe Stephens; one great-grandchild, Jack Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Harrod, the Rev. Martin Bowlin and the Rev. Wayne Bryant officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Friday in Clearwater Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mickey Watters, Edwin Sliger, J.L. Barnett, Glenn Bohannon, David Millsaps, Foster Bohannon, Milton Simpson, Greg Hutsell and George Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be The Henderson and Perry Sunday School Class.
Memorial contrtibutions may be made to The American Cancer Society c/o Faye Forgety, 120 County Road 447, Athens, TN 37303.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Those unable to attend may send condolences at www.laycock-hobbs.com
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.