Brother John Douglas Womack, Sr., a Servant of God, and mankind was called from labor to eternal rest on Thursday, March 23, 2023. He was planted into the earthly family of the Late Mr. Max F. Roper and Ms. Annie Sue Womack on November 07, 1952.
John affectionally known as “Douglas”, knew and understood the steps to salvation as he was taught by his mother. He accepted Christ, as his Lord and Savior at an early age. As life would have it, Douglas chose a secular career to serve his country; but with just as much pride he would ultimately serve his Lord and Savior with zeal and energy. He united with Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Georgiana, Alabama where he served faithfully for over 25 years. During his tenure, he served as the Chairman of the Trustee Board, member of the Sunday School and later the Superintendent of the Sunday School. Following in the footsteps of his Father and Bonus Mom, he loved and supported the Youth Ministry of the Church in all capacities. It was nothing that he would not do for them, he went above and beyond. Finally, he was the “Honey Baked Ham” man and the cook for the culinary ministry department. His works have spoken for him.
Douglas attended school in Opp, Alabama and graduated from Opp High School in 1971. He furthered his education by attending the local technical trade school where he learned brick masonry and took business courses. He also attended Grantham University online. He joined the military in 1974 and retired in 2012 after serving over 36 years both active duty in the United States Army and the Alabama Army National Guard. Douglas continued to work full time for the National Guard unit OMS #24 in Andalusia until he decided to retire, travel, and enjoy life. During his active duty time, Douglas received numerous military awards such as the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Meritorious Service Award, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), National Defense Service Medal (2) awards, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, to name a few.
Douglas further displayed his servant attitude, by serving his community, He served on the Opp City Board Education for 4 Years, worked with the Andalusia Association of the AHSAA as a basketball referee and softball umpire, and was a trustee with the AMVETS Post 23 in Opp, Alabama. As an active member of the AMVETS, Douglas was instrumental in ensuring that deceased veterans were recognized on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, by personally placing flags on the graveside of these heroes. He took pride in keeping up and maintaining records of those veteran in the Butler County and surrounding areas.
He was preceded in Death by Father, Max Roper, Bonus Mom, Mary Roper, and Older Brother Tommy Walker; He leaves to cherish his memories: Special friend Barbara Henry and their son Marcus (Latoya) Tillis, Former spouse Artheria Womack and their two children Terrell (Shaun) Womack and John Douglas (Kiara) Womack, Jr. Mother Annie Sue Henderson and Bonus Father James Henderson, Sr., of Opp, Alabama; His Pride and Joy (Grandchildren) Samaria Womack, Dorian Harris, Dejohn Womack, and Zaeden Harris; Siblings, Fredrick (Gladys) Yeldell of Montgomery, Alabama, Jessie L, (Karlin) Stackhouse of San Diego, CA; James E. (Doreatha) Henderson, Jr. of Pensacola, FL; Cassandra Hall of Opp, Alabama; Gregory (Valerie) Henderson, Orlando, Florida, Katrina L. (Marvin) Smith of Georgiana, Alabama, Chiquita (Jerry) Davidson of Chickasaw, Alabama; and Felecia Henderson of Troy, Alabama; God Brother, Nathaniel Smith of Georgiana, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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