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May 23, 1940 ~ April 1, 2019 (age 78)

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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

One son,

   Anthony Womac of Riceville

Two grandchildren: Cody Mathews and Sarah Womac

One sister,

   Evelyn Brooks

Five brothers and four sisters-in-law,

   Lee and Juanita Womac

   Charlie and Linda Womac

   Sterling and Juanita Womac

   Max and Juanita Womac

   Paul 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.

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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Joe D. Womac.

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April 3, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
April 3, 2019

7:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

April 4, 2019

2:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 561
Athens, TN 37303

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