Mitchell Campbell WommackJanuary 20, 1926 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 91)
Mitchell Campbell Wommack passed away on November 23, 2017. He was born January 20, 1926 in Palestine, Texas, the son of the Fannie Bruner Campbell Wommack and Drew Schillinger Wommack.
He was predeceased by his son, Mitchell Campbell Wommack, Jr.; and his brothers, Thomas Campbell Wommack and his wife Virginia, and Drew Schillinger Wommack, Jr. and his wife Dixie.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ballard Wommack, of 58 years; his daughter, Carroll Campbell Wommack Andrews; son-in-law Christopher Ransome Andrews of Richmond, Virginia; his grandsons, Thomas Campbell Andrews and Percy Ransome Andrews; and granddaughter, Isabelle Ballard Andrews. He also leaves behind many cherished family members including his nieces, Gail Wommack Williams and Diane Wommack Daniel of Austin, Texas; his nephew, Drew Schillinger Wommack, Jr. and his wife Amy, his niece, Ann McDonnell Wommack of Dallas, Texas, brother-in-law, Andrew Leslie Ballard and his wife Carol of Houston,Texas; and niece, Leslie Ballard Hull and her husband, Mark of Houston, Texas, along with many dear grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.
Mr. Wommack attended Palestine High School and graduated Schreiner Military Institute in Kerrville, Texas before being called into service in the United States Army in September of 1944. A member of the 70th Infantry Division, he was one of seven survivors of his platoon on the front lines in France in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions in that battle.
After graduation from Southwestern University, Mr. Wommack moved to Corpus Christi, Texas to join Tom Matthews in the Wholesale Lumber Business. Mr. Wommack was active for many years in the North American Wholesale Lumber Association and left many friends throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Wommack was an avid sportsman. His prized pointers and Labrador retrievers over the years brought him, his family and many friends great joy in hunts throughout South Texas. Over the years he and his wife, Barbara, enjoyed much travel at home and abroad with many of their beloved friends.
Mr. Wommack treasured his time in the garden, and he often shared cuttings of trees and plants with friends and family. He recreated a bit of the Piney Woods of East Texas at his home in Fulton, Texas by planting thousands of pine seedlings, many of which have stood to provide towering shade and a legacy of his love of the outdoors.
He loved old bells, antique vehicles and maintained the carriages belonging to his grandfather, Governor Thomas Mitchell Campbell.
Mr. Wommack was a former member of the King's Men, the Beachcombers, Centuria and the Downtown Rotary Club. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Yacht Club, a former member of the Corpus Christi Town Club and the Christi Country Club. He was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Services will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 2 o'clock.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that remembrances be sent to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 700 S. Upper Broadway, Corpus Christi, TX, 78401.