John L. Bomar
On June 27, 2015, John L. Bomar, age 72, was received into the loving arms of our God, leaving the pain and suffering of the past three years behind.
John was born, and grew up in, Piggott, Ark. After graduating from Piggott High School he spent four years in the United State Air Force, before joining Union Planters Bank as a computer operator. He attended IBM, and other technical schools, and in five years was named manager of satellite operations and a bank officer. One of the satellite operations was GrenUp Computer Corporation, which brought him to Grenada, Miss., regularly. When Sunburst Bank was ready to develop a computer department in 1972, John L. moved from Memphis, and Union Planters, to Grenada and the Sunburst Banking System, where he remained for over 24 years, leaving as Executive Vice President of Operations. During his last working years he was a Grenada Public Schools employee, where he joyfully maintained all the athletic fields.
John L. was involved whenever, and wherever, his children were-such as building playground equipment, floats, youth league sports and doing Hee Haw skits at Kirk Academy. At Grenada Public he was a band and athletic booster. He chaperoned science fair trips, and provided sound equipment for Visions. He could be found building Student Council floats, cooking at concessions stands and enjoying GHS tailgating. He served as PTA president at Lizzie Horn, and on the Grenada Public School board from 1983 to 1988.
John L. was an avid outdoorsman and member of the Double Cypress Hunting Club and Pine Lake Lodge. Health permitting, he enjoyed deer and duck hunting, fishing and wood-working in his shop. He was able to enjoy playing cards with his family and attending his grandchildren's ball games and performances until his last days.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board.
John L. was preceded in death by his parents, Jewell and Tom Bomar and a sister, Bobbie Sue Bomar. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy (McQuery) Bomar; three children, Carolyn Bakke (Paul), Alicia Davis (Stan) and Richard Bomar (Shannon); a sister, Joann Duty (Ray); a niece, Tracy Ballard (Joe) and their son, Matthew, along with numerous cousins and friends. He was also blessed by, and so proud of, his four grandchildren, Lauren and John Bakke and J.T. and Sarah Bomar.
A celebration of his life was held at 2 p.m. on July 1, at the Garner-Harper Funeral Home Chapel, in Grenada, Miss., with Bro. Tom Potter officiating. Burial followed in the Rose Hill Cemetery, in Houlka, Miss.
Memorial may be made to the Lynne McKnight Gregory Scholarship Fund, Blue Mountain College, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, Miss., 38610.