Wm. Bruce Lomax
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Wm. Bruce Lomax, 98, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Evansville, Indiana.
Bruce was born January 23, 1916, in Bristow, Indiana, to Russell and Carrie Lomax (née Bruce). He graduated from Bosse High School in 1935, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He attended Evansville College where he played basketball for Coach Harry King. Bruce was a member of the Honey Crust Bakery basketball team that played against the original Harlem Globetrotters at the Evansville Coliseum. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After service, Bruce formed the sporting goods store of Lomax & Nicholson, which later became Lomax & Doerner. In later life, he opened Bruce Lomax Hearing Aids, where he worked until he was nearly 80 years old.
Bruce was a founding member of the Evansville Downtown Quarterback Club, a founding member of the Mesker Park Amphitheater Foundation Board, and a founding member of the Roberts Stadium Foundation Board, which oversaw Roberts Stadium and later the Ford Center.
He is survived by his daughters, Janet Davies (husband, Hadyn) and Linda Knoop (husband, Stephen); his brother, Russell "Bud" Lomax (wife, Roseann); his grandchildren, Bradley Mayhew (wife, Jia Li), John Knoop (wife, Jennifer), and Stephanie Possum (husband, David); and his great-grandchildren, Natalie Possum and Brandon Possum.
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Lomax (née Daussman); his grandson, Bryan Mayhew; his sister, Mary Brooks; and his brother, Jack Lomax.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Boone Funeral Home - East Chapel (5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville). Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the service will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Vanderburgh County Humane Society, PO Box 6711, Evansville, IN 47719.
Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.
Boone Funeral Home - Evansville
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715
Published in Courier Press on May 4, 2014