James A. Womack
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Mr. James Womack, 89, of Clinton passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Visitation is 5pm-7pm Monday, and after 10am Tuesday at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral service will be 11am Tuesday, October 9, 2012 in the Lakewood chapel, interment services will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Womack was born in Mantee, MS, he was the son of the late James Womack and Zada Kolb Womack. He was a graduate of Cumberland High School, attended Mississippi College where he received his bachelors degree in Business; at Ole Miss he received his Masters of Business and he attended the University of TN where he received his Masters in Science and Social Work.
He retired Deputy Commissioner of Administration from the MS State Department of Public Welfare where he worked for over 20 years. Before his retirement Mr. Womack worked as an instructor for USM (Social work); he was a cashier and chairman of the board for the Bank of Mantee; he worked for the TN Department of Human Services and as the County Welfare Director for Webster County. He spent many years teaching in various community colleges, his longest term being Clark College prior to his work with the Department of Human Services.
He was a longtime member of the Lions Club International, Rotary Club, Gideon's International, an active member of the Retired Men of Destin. He was a member of Parkway Baptist Church in Clinton and a former member of Hardy Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where he served the Lord as Sunday School teacher, deacon and in many various capacities.
Mr. Womack enjoyed photography, was an avid coin collector, and loved to travel; his fondest travel memory was his trip to Israel.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 22 years, Wydell Burch Womack, his siblings, Clatie, Tom, Edward and Glen Womack and a baby sister.
He leaves behind his two step-sons, Don M. Bridges of Lexington, IN, Jimmy C. Bridges (Sharon) of Raymond, MS, step-daughter, Tanya B. Knight (David) of Tylertown, MS, three brothers, Harold Womack of Mathiston, Ms, Herbert Womack of Tchula, GA, Cecil Womack of Enid, OK, two sisters, Nora W. Spence of Mantee, MS, Aver Lee O'Neal of Clinton, MS, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "Catch A Dream Foundation".
Published in Clarion Ledger from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2012