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Roy I. Nomey

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Roy I. Nomey

Quitman - Funeral services for Colonel (Retired) Roy Isaac Nomey, U.S. Army and Louisiana Army National Guard, of Quitman, LA, will be held Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Saint Lucy Catholic Church in Hodge, Louisiana. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation was Friday, August 10, 2018 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Louisiana with a Wake Service (for friends and relatives) at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel led by Deacon Terry Walsworth.

Colonel Nomey is survived by his daughter, Teresa Ann Nomey, of Quitman, LA; son, Colonel (Retired) Roy I. (Ike) Nomey, Jr., and his wife, Susan of Breaux Bridge, LA; four grandsons (Robbie, Kyle, Aaron, and Matt); three great-grandsons (Alex, Aaron, and Jackson); and three great-granddaughters (Gabby, Madi, and Lila).

After graduating from Jonesboro-Hodge High School, he attended Louisiana Tech University for 2 ½ years and received his degree in Business Administration from Holy Cross University in New Orleans. His military education includes graduating from the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Benning, Georgia; the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. Colonel Nomey also completed numerous specialized courses conducted by the military services and other government agencies.

Colonel Nomey began his 37 ½ years of military service in the Army National Guard unit in Jonesboro, Louisiana rising to the rank of First Sergeant before receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant. He commanded Jonesboro's Company C, 199th Infantry Regiment, for three years before beginning his 28 ½ years as a full-time soldier. This extended period of service included assignments in four different Infantry Battalions, an Infantry Battle Group, a Mechanized Infantry Brigade, and the headquarters command for the Louisiana Army National Guard. He served as Chief of Staff for 4 years before retiring on December 1, 1984.

His awards include the U.S. Army's Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Reserve Component Overseas Ribbon. For state service he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Commendation Medal, Cold War Victory Ribbon, and Emergency Service Medal (with 16 Fleur-de-lis).

After retirement, he taught school for two years in Rayne, Louisiana. He and Geneva returned home after 34 years away from Jackson Parish. For eight years, he volunteered to plan, establish, and supervise the Jackson Parish E-911 System. Likewise, he was very active in various ministries at Saint Lucy Catholic Church and was the second member of the church to receive the Diocesan Medal of Honor bestowed by the Bishop of Shreveport.

The burial service will be with military honors provided by the Louisiana Army National Guard Funeral Honors. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers along with Henry Greer (brother-in law) and James McDow friend of the family. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Quitman Store Bench Boys.

Published in the The Advertiser on Aug. 11, 2018
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