Bruce Womack, 84, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014. He was born in Floydada, Texas in May of 1929. Married to Marjorie in 1957, they recently celebrated 56 years of marriage. Bruce was a graduate of West Texas State where he had a football scholarship and played in the Sun Bowl. He went on to play the 1951 football season for the Detroit Lions.|
Bruce served in the Central Intelligence Agency from 1951 to 1963.
In 1963, Bruce moved to Houston and went into industrial and commercial real estate with Appelt, Robeau, Balch, Inc. Later, Womack would be a partner and president of that firm. Appelt, Womack, Ricks, Herder and Parsley would eventually be affiliated with Colliers International.
Leslie Appelt and Bruce Womack were the brokers who engineered the Kingwood development transaction. They also worked extensively in the Jacintoport and the Houston Ship Channel areas, as well as other industrial projects in Houston and other markets. Bruce Womack was past president of the Houston Association of Realtors and past president of The Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (Gulf Coast Chapter).
In 2002, Bruce Womack was voted into the West Texas A&M Hall of Champions.
However, Bruce was most fond of lifelong friendships and relationships he made throughout the years.
Bruce is survived by his darling wife, Marjorie, son David, daughter Tracy and son-in-law, Lou Wilcox.
A reception will be held to celebrate his life:
Waltrip Funeral Directors
1415 Campbell Road
Houston, Texas 77055
Monday, March 10
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 9, 2014