Mr. Robert Wendell Womack, age 82, of Rome, passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at his residence.
Mr. Womack was born in Rome, Georgia on March 7, 1935, the son of the late Robert Elmer Womack and the late Margaret Blanche Tollett Womack. He grew up in the Celanese Community, where his father was a foreman in the Tubize Plant.
Mr. Womack graduated from Rome High School, Class of 1953, where he was the senior class vice president and voted Most Likely to Succeed. He graduated from Auburn University in 1957 with a Bachelor Degree in Business. While attending Auburn University he was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Service fraternity.
As a young man he was an Eagle Scout and member of The Order of the Arrow. Mr. Womack was active in many civic organizations, and was a former president of the Cedartown Jaycees and a former president of the Metro-Rome Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Womack was a member of the First Baptist Church of Rome where he taught Youth Sunday School and Sunday School for senior citizens at the High Rise Apartments.
Mr. Womack is survived by his wife of 62 years, JoAnn, to whom he was married on July 14, 1953. His three children, Mary Beth Womack Akins and her husband, Andrew; Robert Wendell Womack Jr.; and Amy Celeste Womack Wheeler and her husband, Scott, all of Rome; two grandchildren, Laura Kate Steadman Green and her husband, Justin, of Stone Mountain, and Jeremy Corbett Steadman of Rome; and one great-grandchild, Duncan Henry Green.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Daniel’s Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at 12:00 noon and the service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Thomas B. Griffin Chapel of Daniel’s with the Rev. Lee Smollar officiating. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Georgia 30346.
Daniel’s Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.