The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 8, 2013

Richard “Pete” Womble

Palestine Herald-Press

— Services for Richard “Pete” Womble, 81, of Eustace, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Eubank Chapel with Altos Womble and Richard Womble officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

Burial will be in Chinquapin Cemetery in Van Zandt County, Texas.

He passed away April 5, 2013 in Athens, Texas.

Mr. Womble was born April 21, 1931 in Van Zandt County, to James Madison and Tommie Ruth Trussell Womble.

Richard grew up in the Walton community and graduated from the Martins Mill High School in 1949. He started Womble Drilling Co. in 1986. He enjoyed his cows, squirrel hunting, barbecue and making homemade ice cream.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mae Dell Womble; and daughter, Susan Womble.

He is survived by his son, Charlie and Patricia Womble of Eustace; daughter, Ruthie and Tim Fetterman of Mansfield, La; daughters, Betty Abendroth of Athens and Kathy Myers of Charolette, N.C.; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Avery and JoAnn Womble of Tyler, Horace and Nelda Womble of Athens, and Robert Womble.

Pallbearers will be Robert Womble, James Womble, Travis Womble, Cooper Fetterman, Brandt Etheridge, Corry Fetterman and Craig Fetterman

Honorary bearers are Skipper Myers, Ange Shedd, Amanda Wilcox and the Womble Drilling Co. employees.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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