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James M. Womack, 93, of Grayson, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Hitchins, a son of the late Earl and Elizabeth Thomas Womack. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Rae Waggoner Womack; a daughter, Teresa Ann Stone; son-in-law Mark Stone; and a stepgrandson, Johnathan Sparks
Jim was a graduate of Hitchins High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Jim was very active in the Grayson community retiring from the original auto parts store in Grayson. He had served on the Grayson City Council, the planning and zoning committee, he was one of the founding members of the Grayson Fire Department, past president of the Grayson Jaycees, past president of the Grayson Area Chamber of Commerce and past director of the Carter County Ambulance Service. He was a 67 year member Trimble Lodge 145 F&AM, El Hasa Shrine, Scottish Rite and a member of the Maranatha Bible Church.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Boggs Sparks Womack; a son, James Chip(Pam) Womack of Ashland; a stepson, Harold (Karen) Sparks Jr. of Lexington; a stepdaughter, Randy Jenks of Bidwell, Ohio; five grandchildren, Travis (Erin)Womack, Ashley(Michael)Kasey, Keith(Holley) Stone, Clifford Martin (Lexi) Stone and Sarah Stone; three stepgrandchildren, Dani Michelle (Brynn) Moss, Michael (Hannah) Jenks and Sarah Sparks; three great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Ministers Jessie Fife and Steve Owens will officiate. Burial will be in Grayson Memorial Park with military rites by the Kenova American Legion Post 93.
Friends may call form 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the funeral home with masonic rites by the Trimble Lodge 145 F&AM at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Gideons International, P.O. Box 931, Olive Hill, KY 41164 or Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101
Condolences may be left at sparksfh.com.
Published on February 7, 2017
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