Clarence H. "Womp" Lomas, Jr.

  • Born: February 11, 1940
  • Died: March 8, 2021
  • Location: Seneca, South Carolina

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Central, SC 29630

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Clarence Harmon Lomas, Jr., 81, known to all as Womp, short for Wompas Cat, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 at his residence in Seneca.

He was the son of the Late Clarence Harmon Lomas, Sr. and Cortez Wilson Lomas of Pendleton. He was a career employee of Clemson University, where he retired June 24, 1988 as the Manager of Canteens and Concessions.

He is survived by a son Stephen Lomas and wife, Melissa Queen Lomas; two daughters, Susan Lomas Holcombe and husband, Robert Holcombe, Jr., Sandy Lomas and Johnny Jones; his companion of 20 years Brenda Smith, her daughter Mary Ella Smith; five grandchildren, Captain Carson Lomas, USAF, Turner Lomas, Matthew Kelly and wife, Casey, Staff Sergeant Jordan Kelly, USAF, and Natalie Huitt and husband, C.J. Huitt; great grandchildren, Cade Kelly and Johnny Huitt.

Womp was a proud and loving father and grandfather. He was dedicated to his work, where he managed the Clemson University Canteen, which many will remember as the popular short order restaurant in the Johnstone Hall Student Union. He also supervised and managed concessions for all Clemson University Athletic events. He was dedicated to Clemson Athletics as a manager and also as fan. He continued to support Clemson Athletics through IPTAY and by attending Football, Basketball and Baseball games. He was a dedicated son, who took care of his mother, living with her so she could spend her last years at home. He was a dedicated friend who would always lend a helping hand. Most of all, he was a dedicated father and grandfather, who always provided for his children and grandchildren and looked after their well-being. He answered every need or call for help with generosity and selflessness. Even late in life, he could always be relied upon for love and support. He loved friends and family. He loved to watch his grandsons play sports, sometimes attending a game everyday during football and baseball season. And everyone who knew him knows he loved to drive.

He enjoyed living, and he leaves behind a legacy of love and caring. He will be greatly missed even as he lives on in our hearts and memories.

Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Saturday at Old Stone Church Cemetery in Clemson with Rev. Bill Rigsby officiating. The family will greet friends following the service at the cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mission Development Ministries, P.O. Box 2192, Anderson, SC 29622.

Womp will be lying in repose for friends to view and pay their respects from 9 AM to 5 PM, Friday or from 9 AM to 12 Noon, Saturday at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations, Central-Clemson Commons.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending love from Texas and keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Jimmy Coleman - Houston, TX - Family   March 14, 2021

Posted by Guynell Scott - Friend   March 11, 2021

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Brenda and Family, Womp was a great guy! Will always remember his smile and kind ways! He loved you all very much. Praying His comfort for you all.

Posted by Debbie Edwards Morehead - Seneca, SC - Friend   March 10, 2021

Brenda, Womp was one of a kind and so special to many. Savor the memories of one who was special - especially to you and Mary Ella. Frank always spoke highly of him. Prayers for comfort and strength in the months ahead.

Posted by Kathy McGee - Friend   March 10, 2021

Brenda - so sorry for your loss- He must have been a very special man in your life!!!

Posted by donna marsinko - Plymouth, IN   March 10, 2021

Rest In Peace Mr. Womp. People of a certain age still miss canteen burgers.

Posted by Mark Sublette - Seneca, SC - Student   March 10, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you on the loss of Womp. Watched a lot of Pendleton baseball for several years with him. Also, got to see him regularly at Clemson baseball games. Gods comfort on all of you

Posted by Terry Long - Clemson, SC - Friend   March 10, 2021

JUST IN THE PAST FEW YEARS I WAS ABLE TO REUNITE WITH WOMP AFTER ABOUT 15 YEARS AND HAVE ENJOYED HIS COMPANY AGAIN FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE JOINED "THE GIRLS" FOR MONDAYS LUNCH AND IT WAS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE HIM. HE DID HAVE A BIG HEART AND I WILL MISS HIM DEARLY. MY PRAYERS GO OUT FOR BRENDA AND THE FAMILY.

Posted by AMELIA NELSON AMELIAELSON007@GMAIL.COM - Anderson, SC - Friend   March 10, 2021

Thinking and praying for all concerned. Love to all.

Posted by Ann Coleman - Simpsonville,, SC - Family   March 09, 2021


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