Larry L. Lomax, 68, of Palmyra, MO, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, in Adams County, CO. Larry was born August 23, 1944, in Palmyra, MO, to Gareld Vernon and Zetta Mae Lomax. Larry married Janis L. Buckwalter on April 9, 1967, at the Palmyra United Methodist Church. She survives of the home.
Surviving sons are Lyndell L. Lomax and wife Victoria of Hannibal, MO, and Lance L. Lomax and wife Leslie of Troy, MO. Also surviving is a sister, Betty M. Ragar and husband Jim of Palmyra; grandchildren: Irelan S. and Zane S. Lomax of Hannibal, Lane L., Lexi J., Lewis W., and Landon J. Lomax of Troy. He commented often about his pride and love for his wife, children and grandchildren. Also surviving is his father-in-law, M.J. Buckwalter of Palmyra. He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law, Ada L. Buckwalter.
Mr. Lomax was a Line-Haul Operator for ABF Trucking in Kansas City, MO, where he was a member of Local Teamsters #41. After graduation from Palmyra High School in 1962, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He very proud of his service, and often commented, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.” Larry also was a member of the Boots-Dickson American Legion Post #174.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Eric Anderson and Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra, MO. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Honor Flight or Landon’s Helping Paws.
Casket bearers will be Jim Ragar, Randy Ragar, Ryan Ragar, Jim Buckwalter, David Buckwalter, and Rick Buckwalter.