BERNIE - Richard Q. Lomax Sr., 58, formerly of Sikeston, died at 1 p.m. Aug. 25, 2001, at his home due to complications from a terminal illness.
Born Nov. 22, 1942, in Sikeston, son of the late J.B. and Helen Lumert Lomax, he was a 1961 graduate of Gray Ridge High School and was of the Baptist belief. He served as an Airman First Class in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, had been a technician and mechanic for the Chevrolet division of General Motors and also worked in that capacity at Dan Taylor Chevrolet in Sikeston, Martindale Chevrolet in New Madrid and at Autry Morlan Chevrolet in Dexter.
On Dec. 17, 1994, in Bloomfield, he married Regina Dawn Dirickson who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: two sons, James A. Lomax, address unavailable and Derrick McMillian of Panama City, Fla.; one brother, Paul Lomax of Parma; one sister, Glenda Lomax of Sikeston; and one granddaughter, Caitlyn Nichol McMillian of Panama City.
He was preceded in death by one son, Richard Q. Lomax Jr.; and one sister, Mary Lou Gillum.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Caston Countz, pastor of the Matthews Christian Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston with full military honors provided by the Missouri Military Honor Guard unit.
Pallbearers will be: Billy McNew, Joey McNew, Dean Ellsworth, Randy Cooper, Larry Irwin and Jim Bennett.