Royce Womack, 89, a Southern gentleman who loved the Lord and his family, entered Heaven on August 22, 2019. Royce was born on December 24, 1929, in the Cairo community of Sumner County and grew up on the family farm on Deshea Creek in the Sideview community where he developed a lifelong respect for farmers and agriculture. He proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean conflict and retired from the State of Tennessee after 44 years of public service.
Royce is preceded in death by his parents Buddy and Edna Burris Womack, wife Joyce, Earlene Womack, mother of his children, twin brothers Harold and Herschel Womack, his twin brother Roy “Link” Womack and Gallatin Fire Chief, Joe Womack. He is survived by loving daughters, Edna Jean (Jerry) Blunkall and Debby Derryberry (Ron Honeycutt), step-daughters, Cathey (David) Brewington, Elizabeth (Ricky) Clay and Beverly Bandy, grandson, Rev. Michael Spurlock and granddaughters, Stephanie (Randy) Piper, Tracy (Trent) Sayles, Nikki (Cary) Briley, Jane Derryberry and Rachel (Jeremy) Keene. He is also survived by great grandchildren, T.J.(Kelsey) Briley, Atticus Spurlock, Jackson Sayles, Gage Keene, Andrew Briley, Chloe Keene, Alex and Eden Sayles and Hadley Spurlock. A devoted sister Edna Earle (Robert) Mayberry and brother Tommy (Margie) Womack, sister-in-law Kathleen Womack nephew, Ed (Betty) Mayberry and niece Robbie Faye (Mark) Pruett also survive.
Visitation with the family will begin on Monday, August 26th at 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Tuesday, August 27th at 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hendersonville Memorial Gardens. Pastor Tim Gates and Reverend Michael Spurlock will officiate. Active pallbearers will be T.J. Briley, Atticus Spurlock, Jackson Sayles, Andrew Briley, Gage Keene and Jacob Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be Marion Rogan, Bud Cage, Terry Harris, Carl Tenut, the 1949 graduating class at Gallatin High School and the Koinonia Connect Group at Goodnaz. Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Goodlettsville Nazarene Church, 400 Loretta Drive. Goodlettsville, TN 37072.
Mr. Womack’s family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the many friends who came by to visit with them during his brief illness. Your kindness is so appreciated.