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C. Rodney Womble

Born: Mon., Feb. 22, 1926
Died: Sun., Aug. 16, 2015


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C. Rodney Womble 89, of Camden, NY passed away Sunday August 16, 2015 at Colonial Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Rome, NY. He was born February 22, 1926 in Antoine, Arkansas a son of George and Ruby Hicks Womble. Rodney was a 1954 graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He served with the US Navy from 1944-1946. On December 15, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri he married the former Mary Theresa Jonakin. He was a rabid golfer and lifetime member of the Seneca Golf Course.
His most significant contributions to the United States defense was through his work in the Heavy Military Division of General Electric, Syracuse, NY where he retired from in 1989 as a Civil Engineer. Most noteworthy is the planning and construction of the OHM site in Alaska. In Rodney’s spare time he spent it not only working on improving his own house, but also purchasing and rehabilitating homes specifically to meet the needs of low income families with his friends Bob and Dewey. The family’s testament to his life is their fond memories of childhood and growing up with his unconditional support, they take comfort in the knowledge of his pride of their achievements and his unlimited love.
Surviving besides his beloved wife of 70 years, Mary are three daughters; Resa Womble, Baldwinsville, Regan Womble, Camden, Amy Grabowski, Baldwinsville; one son; John and Debbie Womble, Colton, NY, nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one sister; Nettie Nichols, Hemet, CA; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Keith Nichols.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden, NY.

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Maureen Dourney
   Posted Tue August 18, 2015
Regan and family, Sincere sympathy to each of you. There’s a hole in your hearts that will never be filled; however, may you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is at peace in Heaven. May memories of the laughter and love shared with your Dad bring you peace. Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared, and the love they brought into our lives. Each of us is given the gift of time on this earth to live...to learn...to love...and to leave a legacy. Your father’s legacy is enriched by the love, support, and wonderful experiences you shared with one another. You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
With sympathy, Maureen R. Dourney

Sandy Labyris
   Posted Tue August 18, 2015
Dear Family of C. Rodney Womble: I'm so sorry to hear of your loved one's passing. My thoughts are with you all as you move through these first days and weeks without him. I wish you peace and good memories.

Sandy (Belge) Labyris

sharon sale
   Posted Wed August 19, 2015
John and family
I am so sorry to hear of your dad passing. may the memories help to comfort you all. he will remain in your hearts forever

Nick Vaccaro
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
To the Womble Family: I worked with Rod for many years @ GE in Syracuse and always enjoyed his knowledge and humor. We spent many hours over the years at lunch trying to solve the world problems. He was a great person.
Please accept my deepest symphony.
Nick Vaccaro

Grace Muscolino
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
Amy,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father.Lost track of you but hope you and your family are well.
Best Wishes
Grace

Anna Marie Cizenski
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
Regan and family. I was very sad to hear of Cecil's passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

Anna Marie Cizenski
Foodservice Manager at McHarrie Pointe

Larry Fuller
   Posted Thu August 20, 2015
My Dear Wombles,
Please accept our most profound condolences on Rodney's passing. Our families have been intertwined for decades, and Rodney's passing is, of course cruel. He was a man of unique qualities. He had a shy sense of humor and a penetrating intellectual grasp of the world. Rodney will be missed by all of us. Love to all of you. Larry Fuller and family.

Mandy Mustafa
   Posted Sun August 23, 2015
To the Womble Family: Mr Womble was a very kind man to my family. May you find peace and comfort during your time of loss.

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