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James Allison Lomax, 90, passed away November 1,2022 at NC VA State Home, Salisbury, NC with his family at his side. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. Born September 29,1932 in Salisbury, he was the son of the late Alison A (Ty) Lomax and Elizabeth Bogle Lomax. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Mark A. Lomax, daughter Cathy L Melchor and sister Patricia “Pat” Lomax Eagle.
Jim was a member of Boy Scouts of America where he earned his Eagle Scout rank. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1951 and attended NC State University and Pfieffer College. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. After returning from service, he was owner and president of Lomax Appliance and Hardware, Inc in Spencer until his retirement in 1996.
Jim enjoyed rebuilding antique cars: 1932 Hot Rod, 1931 Ford Pickup with Lomax Appliance side panels, 1932 Ford Cabriolet, 1947 2-door Ford, 1956 T-Byrd, 1967 Chevy Convertible Camero and a 1968 Cadillac Limousine. He also enjoyed snow skiing with his wife and friends, boating on High Rock Lake and camping with “the over the hill gang”. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church, Spencer. A lifetime member of the Spencer Jaycees where he received the 1965 Spoke award and the Distinguished Service Award. He was the Commissioner Appointee to the Spencer Fireman’s Relief Fund Board of Trustees.
Left to cherish his memories are wife of 70 years Lina “Scout” Lomax married May 18,1952, sons James Stephen Lomax (wife Janice) of High Point, David A. Lomax (Amber) of Salisbury, daughter Sandy L Honeycutt (Tony) of Salisbury, son in law Bill Melchor of Salisbury, grandchildren Amanda Pennington (Chadd), Jennifer Jennings (Chad), Travis Honeycutt (Gen), Adam Lomax (Carter), Jade Lomax, Dakota H Hellard (Rhett) and great grandchildren Stella Jennings, Jay Hellard, Layla Hellard and Hudson Honeycutt, niece Suzanne Eagle (Jeff) and nephew Chris Eagle (Nikki).
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church 100 Maupin Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 7th at the Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church 10:30 am with Celebration of Life following at 12:00 pm.
Carolina Cremation is honored to serve the Lomax family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Doug & Jayne Lingle says
Scout and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I pray for the peace of the Lord to be with you during this difficult time.
Jacqueline Rice says
Love and prayers to your beautiful family Spent many wonderful times with Scout and Jim here on High Rock Lake ❤️🙏
Connie Griffin says
Aunt Scout, So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our love and concerns go out to you and the family. If that is anything I or Ray can do for you, just call!
See you soon,
Connie & Ray Griffin
Sheila Reynolds says
Dakota and family , so sorry, but he had a good life. And now he’s home. God be with you all and Dakota, you are so loved and special to us.
Joan & Jeff Schaal says
Dear Scout and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. It has been quite a few years since we visited NC, we always enjoyed our visits with you and Jim. With deepest sympathy from your Wisconsin friends.
Alan Barber says
Alan and Robin Barber
Sorry to hear this. Jim meant a lot to me. I have so many stories that I often share with my family. I appreciate him bringing me into his family so many years ago. He will be missed. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Gayle Sharpe Drury says
Scout, Steve, David and Sandy,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Having the honor to have known you all for so long, it feels like a part of my history has gone, too.
We are in OK at present, so will be unable to express our condolences in person, but you are in my prayers.
God Bless you!
Jamie Peeler says
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Jamie Byrd Peeler.
Krista &Boyd Watts says
Scout, Boyd and I are sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We remember the fun times at the lake with you all. Blessings and comfort to your family. Krista &Boyd Watts
ROGER & MAXINE STEADMAN says
Praying for peace and strength during this time. May you and the family find rest in the Lord. I will always remember his smile he always had. God bless!
Tom Talbert says
“Scout”, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He and I were in Sunday School, Royal Ambassadors, and Scout Troop 376 together. I have never forgotten the time we were on
Camporee with the Scouts when Jim brought a generator and television along. He hung
the TV in a tree, and we were the only group there who had TV (probably not a permitted
activity for a Camporee!)
May God bless you and your family.
James A Rary says
Scot, Sandy, Steve and David. So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Colin Simpson says
I am so sorry for your loss! I think of the Lomax family like my own! You took me in and helped me tremendously! My prayers are with all of you!