Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 22, 2007
SEBASTIAN, Fla. – Thomas Shelby Womack, 84, died Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, Fla.
He was born in Quitman, La. and moved to Sebastian, Fla. in 2001 from a full life as a retired expediter for American Barge Lines. He was instrumental in issuing the supplies that went into building the Mississippi Queen at Jefcoat Boat Works in Jefferson, Ky. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 774 in Jefferson, Ky. for 52 years and a member of Teamsters Local No. 89 in Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Womack was preceded in death by his parents, John and Blanche Womack of Oak Grove, La.; his wife, Lucille Waggoner Womack of Louisville; brothers, W.J. Womack of El Dorado, Ark., Leo Womack of Fort Worth, Texas and Logan Womack while in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Mayo during the Beachhead at Anzeo, Italy in 1944.
Survivors include his sisters, Louise Womack Sanders and Floy Pennington, both of Bastrop and Sally Womack Boykin of Natchez; a brother, Ross Womack of Fort Worth, Texas; and his special caregivers, Jimmie and Joyce Waggoner of Sebastian.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
Arrangements are by Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory in Sebastian. Condolences may be sent to seawindsfh.com/obit.php.