Roscoe Womble

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Roscoe E. Womble, 84, of Belleville, IL, born August 13, 1936, in St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, February 14, 2021, at his residence.

Mr. Womble was a United States Air Force veteran photographer then a civilian electrician at Scott Air Force Base before his retirement.  He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and a member of the choir at church. Mr. Womble was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member and was active in the local PSOP Parkinson’s Support Group.  He enjoyed Rock Steady Boxing and exercised daily.  His favorite hobbies included, traveling, camping, boating, fish fries, guitars, and fixing anything broken.  Spending time with his family was the most important thing to him.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Anne, nee Nevener, Womble; his father, Lewis R. Womble; his mother, Henrietta Grace, nee Risch, Womble Daughtery Becker; and his step-brother, Donald Daughtery.

Surviving are his wife Marjorie, nee Dust, Womble; three daughters, Jean (Steven) Weier of Belleville, IL, Jo Anne (Lyle) Rowden of Belleville, IL, and Jayne (Scott) Watkins of Fairview Heights, IL; a son, David (Leigh) Womble of Belleville, IL; two stepsons, Mark (Judy) Pace of New Jersey and Shawn Pace of Trenton, IL; 11 grandchildren, Christopher (Stephanie) Watkins, Lisa Watkins, Jennifer (Dustin) Arends, Jamie (Derek) Marin, Jessica (David) Newgent, Julie Weier, Ryan (Christina) Rowden, Mary Jo Rowden, Kelly Rowden, Logan Womble, and Meagan Womble; three step-grandchildren, Megan (Ben) Wise, Morgen Pace, and Hollis Pace; seven great-grandchildren, Julia Nugent, Madelyn Watkins Abigail Watkins, Kathryn Watkins, Annabelle and Aubrey Arends, and Sebastain Rowden; a sister, Barbara (Ken) Mitchell of St. Louis, MO; and a sister-in-law, JoAnn Daughtery of S.C.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, to PSOP Parkinson’s Support Group. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 18, 2021, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.




7 Comments on Roscoe Womble

Wayne and Marilyn Layman said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2021 at 5:53 PM

We so sorry to hear of Roscoe's passing Wayne and Roscoes shops worked together out at the base. Wayne was in plumbing shop years ago Roscoe is in good company and is in our prayers. Wayne and Marilyn Layman

  • IL
Mr and Mrs David Jaeger said : Guest Report Feb 18, 2021 at 8:49 AM

Sorry for your loss. It seems to be running in the family. We have lost so many lately and they will all be lovingly remembered and carried in our hearts.

  • Osteen
  • Florida
ALLEN WIGGINS NARFE CHAP 1019 said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2021 at 4:49 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Kathy Hoffmann said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2021 at 1:01 PM

Jean, Jo, Jayne, David and families, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathy & Frank Hoffmann

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Donald R Lehman said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2021 at 10:06 AM

Janine and I are so sorry for you lose. He was a very good neighbor He will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Shawna Heden said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2021 at 9:44 AM

Uncle Gene was the nicest Uncle that a niece could ask for. He filled my world with beautiful guitar playing and understanding. He was a father figure who I will never forget.

  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Arkansas
Ann Harris said : Guest Report Feb 17, 2021 at 9:34 AM

I am so lucky to have been able to call this beautiful person Dad. He will be missed but I know he is happy now. Until we see him again he is with Mom. I love all of you so very much and so sorry for your pain of loss.

  • Fenton
  • MO

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