Olin "Roger" Womble, Age 78, Knoxville, Tennessee
Roger went to be with Jesus on August 29, 2020. He was an active member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church and the Faithful Followers Class.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Womble, son, Rob (Nikki) Womble, grandson, Jeremy (Allie) Womble and great-grandchildren, Bentley and Eliana. He is also survived by brother, Jeff (Madeleine) Womble and step son, James Ridings.
Roger served in the U.S. Army for three years, later joined the Navy Reserve Seabees, and served in Desert Storm. He retired with 20 years of military service in August 1995. Roger worked for Robert G. Campbell and Associates and retired in May of this year due to declining health. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends at the gym, and playing tennis.
Friends may call at their convenience at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Please wear masks and observe social distancing. Interment will be private at Oak Ridge Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kent Williams officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Roger's memory to Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchant Drive, Knoxville, TN 37912.
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Sandy & Family, I worked with Roger for several years at Adams Craft Herz Walker. He was a wonderful person and gentleman. We all had the greatest respect for him. My deepest sympathy on your loss. Barbara Renfro
Will miss seeing him at work, and the Republican Clubs.
Sandy we are praying for you and your family. We love you. Joe and Margaret
We send our deepest sympathy to Sandy and family in the loss of their love one,a wonderful husband and father and a great friend who loved the Lord.we’re here for you.praying for you and family.Mike& Rachel Mayed🙏❤️
My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy and the other family members during this time. Angie Gibson
Thoughts and prayers for you during this time. Thankful for Roger’s good life and for his friendship.
LiB and Jim McCluskey
Sandy and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Roger was such an encourager and hard worker. It was a joy to know him. He and his contagious smile will be missed. We love you.
To Sandy, her family, and Roger's family:
Y'all all know how much I loved Roger. Before I moved home to Savannah, I spent many happy weekends with Roger and Sandy. We a lot of times would do nothing more than spend time playing cards or reading our Kindles, or just talking. I can still see Roger sitting at the kitchen table doing a Sudoku puzzle or reading his Kindle. I hate that I didn't get to see as much of them over the last 3 years and that I didn't get to spend time with him before he got ill. I know that he is in a better place, but he was my friend and I will miss him.
Sandy and family, Please know that we are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. Roger was such a wonderful co-worker and he will be greatly missed. Having dessert at the office will never be the same. God bless you and give you strength. Misty and Brian Barger
Sandy: I'm so sorry to hear about Roger. I know this is a difficult time for you. I hope fond thoughts and memories will comfort you now and in the near future. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Always, Ron Edmond
Just a note to express our heartfelt sorrow at Roger's passing. We remember how friendly he was to us when we saw him at Faithful Followers class. We pray that you are comforted by the thoughts and prayers of Faithful Followers and others.
Barbara and Dave Riddell
Sandy, James, and the entire Womble family. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to you at this time for your loss of Roger.We always enjoyed his kind and sweet demeanor in all of our conversations at church and social gatherings.Always a joy to be in his company.We know how he loved God,church,family, and friends,and his country. He will be missed but not forgotten. Our prayers will continue to be with you as you make so many adjustments. God bless you everyone.Love and prayers. Jack and Carol Easterday
God Bless you Roger and your family! Chip Wolf
Roger was good friend , met him at Tennova Fitness center was there every morning before 5 am, love to joke back and forth him at every morning coffee club , along with some other good friends, he will really be missed by all that new him, may GOD give his loved ones grace, and be with them during this time , and by the way I want thank him for his service in the military , and for the love he had for his country
I have fond memories of Roger from youth and from his support of our mission while I was in Mexico. May God's Holy Spirit bless, comfort, and give you peace as only He can is my prayer for you all. In Him, Susan Calderón
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. He was always friendly and smiling......we hope your happy memories help you through this difficult time. Larry & Donna Edwards
Enjoyed Roger so much. Our vacation together in Colorado has great memories for me. Church fellowship together has made our friendship even stronger. My prayers and love are with you and your family.
Love Jean Rhyne
Sandy, I am saddened to learn of your loss. Roger was a super nice guy. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him - especially by you. Lovingly, Marie White
I only met Roger at Tennova Health and Fitness a few years ago; but, would like to consider him a friend. We always met after working out around a cup of coffee and enjoyed talking about most anything and everything. I will sincerely miss him and our time together. I pray God will grant the family and extra portion of His Love, Grace and Mercy in these days!
Sidney R. McBee
I always enjoyed my time playing tennis with Roger throughout the years.
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