Joe D. Womac, age 78, of Athens, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at Life Care Center of Athens
A native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, he was the son of the late H. Arnold and Nina Parkison Womac and was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Angela Womac; three sisters, Helen Edwards, Catherine Guffey and Nina Kinder. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was retired from Olin Chemicals after 42 years of service. He was a member of Concord Methodist Church in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years,
Sammie Stokes Womac of Athens
One daughter and son-in-law,
Stacey and Tracy Mathews of Athens
Anthony Womac of Riceville
Two grandchildren: Cody Mathews and Sarah Womac
Five brothers and four sisters-in-law,
Lee and Juanita Womac
Charlie and Linda Womac
Sterling and Juanita Womac
Max and Juanita Womac
Special nephew whom was like a brother Pat Edwards
Several other nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be 7 pm Wednesday in the chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home with Rudy Swafford officiating. Burial will be 2 pm Thursday in McMinn Memory Gardens with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Lee Womac, Max Womac, Paul Womac, Pat Edwards, Tracy Mathews, and Sterling Womac.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
If you are unable to attend the visitation or service, sign the guest registry at www.zieglerfuneralhome.com.
Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Joe D. Womac.