John W. Lomax was born on July 15, 1949 in Greenwood SC to the late John Thomas and Annie Mae Lomax. John departed this life on January 22, 2021 in Farmville, VA.
At an early age he moved with his family to Philadelphia, PA where he attended public school but later had to quit to support his family but later returned to aquire his GED. For many years he was employed by Temple University as the supervisor of Maintenance. He resigned from Temple to go into business for himself as a used car dealer for which he was successful. John later moved to Virginia to embark on a new life with his wife. John realized that a life of leisure was not for him so he went to work as a driver for Crossroads Services of Farmville, VA where he worked until his retirement.
John was a serious man when it came to his family. He firmly believed in his children having the best education and was firm on school work. John enjoyed NASCSR for many years, his favorite driver was Jimmy Johnson. He didn't like talking on the phone until NASCAR was on and him and his friends would call each other until it went off. John enjoyed listening to his music on Saturday Night, Sam Cooke and Bobby Womack were his favorite performers, for which he knew their entire history and he made sure his girls knew it too. That's when he would enjoy a glass of Remy Martin, he knew the history of that too. He loved spending time with his family, he always said, "There is no other place I want to be and there is nothing I'd rather be doing. I got everything a black man could ever want."
He leaves to forever cherish his memory; his loving and devoted wife, Sophie E (Gina) Lomax, 3 daughters; Jasymn and Jade Lomax of Philadelphia, PA, and Jessica Robin
son whom he raised as his own, of Rice, VA. 2 sons; Steven and Jamal both proceeded him in death. One brother; Ralph Boyd (Wanda) of Philadelphia, PA, and one who proceeded him in death, Daniel Lomax, Loving Farther-in-Law; Eugene Smith (Dora). He also leaves 4 grandchildren of which the 2 youngest grandsons he adored, Jayden and Joshua. He also leaves fond memories to a host of nieces, nephews and cousins especially Hattie Belle and Mildred of South Carolina, 4 friends which he loved as brothers; Sylvester Smith, Otis Simmons, Stanley Davis and Carmello Perez. 2 In-Laws he loved as sisters, Burt and Fray.
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