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David Ray Lomenick
July 24, 1952 ~ October 26, 2022 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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Memorial Service for David Ray Lomenick of Healdton, Oklahoma will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the CrossPoint Fellowship Church in Healdton with members of his family leading the service. Military honors will be provided by the United State Navy Honor Guard. Per David’s request he was buried without public fanfare in the Dixie Cemetery on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Assisting in his burial and serving as honorary pallbearers are Dominic Newell, Craig Cox, Paul Windom, Rob LaFollette, Micah Newell, Seth Newell, Jameson Newell and Chad Puckett.
David was born on, Thursday, July 24, 1952 in Yale, Oklahoma to Carl Raymond and Laquita Althea Batson Lomenick and died Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Healdton, Oklahoma at the age of 70 years, 3 months and 2 days.
Upon graduating from high school in 1970 from Moab, Utah he moved to Oilton, Oklahoma to attend trade school, learning to operate heavy equipment. He was drafted into the United States Navy and entered the service on August 30, 1971 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a proud member of the United States Naval Construction Battalion, better known as the SeaBees, which was part of the U. S. Naval Construction Force. He terminated his service obligation on August 29, 1977 with an Honorable Discharge. During his enlistment he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal (1st award). He served during the Viet Nam conflict and participated in Operation New Life in Guam. While in Guam he met the love of his life, Anita Dailey. He and Anita were married on February 19, 1977 in Guam and had just celebrated 45 years of marriage. From Guam, they moved to Ft. Morgan, Colorado and raised their two boys until moving to Healdton in 1986. David retired from Unical in 2000 and worked for Carter County, District 2 until his retirement in 2018. He served his community as a volunteer firefighter/first responder for 16 years and had achieved the rank of Captain before retiring from those duties in 2003. He was currently serving on the Healdton City Council. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge, American Legion, Murray County Antique Tractor Club and played music for the First United Methodist Church in Healdton. He enjoyed spending time with his wife in retirement and time with his grandchildren. His most recent cause for joy was working at his son’s shop, Healdton Automotive Services.
David is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carlotta Sampson and a special friend, Jerry Miller. He is survived by his wife, Anita Lomenick; sons, Carl Lomenick and his wife Kristin, Evan Lomenick and his wife Lewella; grandchildren, Be’la Gabe, Ella, Esther and Evalyn; nieces, Lori McCracken and Emily McCracken.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or one can donate by phone at (855) 448-3997. Condolences and remembrances may be left at www.laurelfuneralhome.com. Services were entrusted to John David & Laura Black Griffin of Laurel Funeral Home, Healdton, Oklahoma.