Furman Lomax, 58, departed this life Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Furman was born March 7, 1956, in Mt. Carmel, SC. Furman moved to New York City in his teens where he attended school and then joined the U.S. Army in September of 1977. He was stationed at several military bases including Fort Richardson, Alaska, where he met and married Iris Pratt in March of 1981. After serving his term of military service at Ft. Riley, Kans., he moved his family back to Anchorage, Alaska in 1983. He and his family lived in Anchorage until 1996 when the family moved to Kansas City, Mo., where Furman worked for Defense Finance and Accounting Service and Adams Mark Hotel. Furman moved to Columbus, Ohio, for a few years, where he worked for Greyhound. He eventually returned to Kansas City, where he worked as a security guard at the Chief’s Stadium until his health began to fail. In August of this year he moved to Moore. He leaves to mourn his memory, the love of his life and soul mate, Iris Pratt of Moore; two daughters, Tamika Lomax of Kansas City, Mo., and Zuleika Lomax of Moore; three step-daughters, Yolanda Walker of McKinney, Texas, Donna McCallop (E.J.) of Kansas City, Mo., and Luchana Whitfield of Midwest City; two granddaughters, Kiya Waters of Midwest City and Journey Markeson of Moore; seven grandsons, Tevin Jones of McKinney, Texas; Savion Waters of Anchorage, Alaska; Darrien Walker of McKinney; Texas; Jakari Bost of Oklahoma City; Jaren Walker, of Milwaukee Minn.; Bailey Waters of Kansas City, Mo., and Zayden Black of Moore; his mother, Orelee Pratt of Abbeville, S.C.; and two brothers, Alex Lomax (Audrey) of Atlanta, Ga., and Kenneth Broughton (Dawn) of Sayreville, N.J.; nephew, Alex Lomax Jr.; niece Shyleta Lomax-Bowe of Willingboro, N.J., Alexis Baker of Sayreville, N.J.; and a number of other nephews, nieces, cousins, in-laws and friends. Furman had a beloved and devoted pet, his dog Twix Lomax. Furman was preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Viola Curry and step-father Plent Pratt. Furman was a natural handy man, enjoyed watching wrestling, was artistic and a history buff. He loved walking his dog and spending time with family. He will be truly missed. A memorial service/celebration of life and viewing will be 2 p.m. Thursday at John M. Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway in Moore. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home. Following cremation, Furman’s remains will be interred at Fort Sill National Cemetery.
Published on  November 12, 2014