Royce E. Womack

Born in Gallatin, TN on December 24, 1929

Departed on August 22, 2019 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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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.

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7 Comments to Royce E. Womack

  1. Ruth Wright
    August 24, 2019 9:37 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Family in the loss of June. He was a wonderful person with a great personality.
    We have had some great times when they all played ball at Sideview and growing that tobacco out at DeShea Creek. He will be missed by so many. Our memories give us some comfort and to know that he has just gone to another place to live which is that glorious place called HEAVEN.
    May the Lord give all of you strength and courage during this time.
    Love and Prayers, Ruth, Jay, Tracy, JoAnn and Glenda Wright

    • Jean Blunkall
      August 25, 2019 9:49 am

      Thank you so much Wright family. Daddy loved each of you dearly. I loved hearing his Deshea Creek stories. Your prayers are felt and deeply appreciated.

  2. Drayton s
    August 25, 2019 6:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Don and Martha Drayton
    Debbie’s neighbor

  3. Teresa (Cox) Graves
    August 25, 2019 9:55 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that Mr Royce has passed. Please know I am praying for you all. Please comfort and joyful memories. Family love and togetherness now and forever. Love, Teresa (Cox) Graves

  4. Sarah Proctor Templeton
    August 26, 2019 12:11 pm

    I am so sorry Debby and Tommy for your loss. I know what it is all about . Love you guys.

  5. Cyndi Morris
    August 26, 2019 5:21 pm

    Expressing deepest condolences to the Family of June. So sorry for your loss. He was sweet soul and a perfect gentleman each time I met him at Uncle Tommy’s and Aunt Margie’s house. He will truly be missed. Sending Love and Prayers of strength and healing to get you all thru this difficult time. Uncle Tommy & Aunt Margie, Edna Earl & Robert, Robbie Faye, Eddie and Stephanie. Love you all.
    Cyndi & daughter, Andrea Morris (neices of Margie and Tommy)

  6. Ginger McClendon
    August 27, 2019 11:38 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Womack. He was one of my favorites! I loved to hear him talk. He was a true southern gentleman that’s for sure. Sweet man! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

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