Melvin Dwayne “Buddy” Womack

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Graveside services for Melvin Dwayne “Buddy” Womack 80, of Troup, were held Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Union Grove Cemetery in Troup with the Reverend Jim Norman officiating. Services were under the direction of Cottle Funeral Home, Troup.

Buddy passed away on December 2. He was born March 28, 1937 in Ponta, Texas to Walter L. Womack and Anita Johnson Womack.

Buddy was very proud of being a deacon at West Duval Baptist Church. His family and his cows were a very important part of his life. Buddy served in the Navy for 8 years. He retired from Kelly Springfield Tire Co.

He is preceded in death by his late parents and his wife, Eldonna; son, Stephen Womack; daughter Dee Ann Guthrie; and son-in-law Eric Ables.

Survivors include his son, Tommy Womack and wife Becky of Troup; daughter, Mona Ables of Whitney; sisters, Claudine Stoker of Tyler, and Diane Eaton of Troup; brother, Wendell and wife Carla Womack of Lindale; brother-in-law and wife, Joe and Diana Smith of Lake Striker; special cousin, Juanece Smith and husband Nolan of Troup; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Alzheimer Alliance of Smith County 211, Winchester Drive, Tyler, TX 75701.

Online registration and condolences are available at www.cottlefuneralhome.com.