Class  of  1947

Marshall  Wendell Bomar

Obituary

 

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Henry County native Marshall Wendell Bomar, 82, of Pensacola, Fla., died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, according to information given by a niece, Rosemary King of Paris.

Locally he also leaves several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.

His funeral will be at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens in Pensacola, with Blaine Lawlor officiating. Burial, with full naval honors, will follow in Barrancas National Cemetery.

Bomar was born March 16, 1928, a son of the late Hugh R. and Lyde Mitchum Bomar.

He was a 1947 graduate of Grove High School and joined the U.S. Navy soon after his graduation. In 1971, he retired as a chief petty officer. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A family member said he was an honorable man with a kind and gentle spirit.

He also leaves two sons: Wendell (Wanda) Bomar of Pensacola and Raymond (Alice) Bomar of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his best friend, Sherry Shirah, who was his former wife.

He also was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Bomar Parkhill; three brothers: James, Bernard and David Bomar; and a son, Wallace Bomar.

 

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Reprinted  from the Paris Post-Intelligencer
Paris, Tennessee
Published: February 1, 2011 ~ Used  by  permission.

 

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