|William H. "Bill" Lomax, 75, of 511 Hillbrook Estates, Galesburg, died at 7:55 am Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
He was born on March 16, 1935 in Galesburg, the son of Harold and Margaret (Hanson) Lomax. He married Roselyn VanderWert on October 26, 1958 at the Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Rosey; his children, Jeanne Lomax of Elizabeth, Colorado and Steve (and MaryAnne) Lomax of Huntsville, Alabama; three grandchildren, Jason (and Nanda Hawkins) Grubb, Kyle Grubb and Stevie Lomax; three great-grandchildren, Dace Grubb, Evie Hawkins and Will Grubb; one brother, Larry (and Sharon) Lomax of Abingdon; two nieces, Michelle (and Todd) Klockenga and sons, and Katie (and Kyle) Thurman; one brother-in-law, Frank (and Ruth) VanderWert of Pullach, Germany; one sister-in-law, Marelyn Verner of Manchester, Missouri.
He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1953 and graduated from Iowa State University in 1957. Bill served in the Army Reserves. He was a past member and President of the Abingdon School Board, and helped promote the founding of Carl Sandburg College. He was on the Lake Bracken Board and was involved with Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Abingdon United Methodist Church and served on several committees. He retired from farming in 1996, and was Cedar Township Supervisor. His hobbies included golfing and spending time with his family.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Abingdon United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Dinges will officiate. Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Friday at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Abingdon Public Schools Foundation or the Abingdon United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.