Wilton Irvon Lombard Sr.
May 29, 1925 – May 13, 2018
Wilton lrvon Lombard, Sr., 92, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 13, 2018 while living in Montgomery, AL. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 20,2018, at 2:00 pm at the Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, 10505 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL followed by a Celebration of Life at 3:00 pm. Committal service will follow at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Presiding ministers will be Rev. Jim lngram and Rev. Johnny Jones.
Wilton Lombard, Sr. is survived by his wife, Lucille M. Lombard; four children, O. Robert Lombard, Shirley L. lngram (Jim), Wilton "Von" Lombard, Darlene L. Baker (Kevin) ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with another one due this year. Wilton was predeceased by his father, Joseph Samuel Lombard, Jr., his mother, Christine T. Lombard; two brothers, Milton Woodrow Lombard and Maurice Lombard; two sisters, Mildred L. Clolinger, and Ruth Gwendolyn Lemley. He is survived by two sisters, Gladys L. Kohan and Carolyn L. Jacobs, and several nieces and nephews. He also has a step-son, Gary A. Calhoun (Leisa) and two step-grandchildren.
Wilton was born in Mobile, AL on May 29, 1925 and spent his childhood in Mobile. He graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile in 1942. During World War ll, he graduated from the U.S. Maritime Training School in St. Petersburg, FL and the U. S. Maritime Officers Training School in New London, Connecticut. He served aboard merchant ships in that war as a Marine Engineer and was given an honorable discharge as a Worid War ll Veteran by the U. S. Coast Guard. He met and married May Marie Clark in Waxahatchie, TX on December 17, 1948, where he was attending Southwestern Assemblies of God College. He conducted revival meetings in several states, pastored three churches and started others. He held a Doctor of Theology Degree, Doctor of Letters Degree and a Doctor of Divinity Degree. Wilton became a licensed Real Estate Broker in Alabama and Colorado, and held an Alabama Home Builders License. ln his retirement years, he and his wife, May, lived in Baldwin County, Alabama where he built and sold custom homes. His wife, May, went to be with the Lord on September 29, 2009, having suffered with alzheimers for eight years with Wilton being her caregiver. ln the year 2011, Wilton renewed an acquaintance with Lucille M. Calhoun, a deceased pastor friend's widow, and they were happily married on October 1, 2011.
AFTER HAVING FAITHFULLY SERVED HIS LORD JESUS CHRIST, WILTON IRVON LOMBARD, SR. IS NOW WITH HIS LORD AND WITH HIS MANY FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WHO HAVE GONE ON BEFORE HIM.
- Visitation Sunday, May 20, 2018
- Celebration of Life Sunday, May 20, 2018
Wilton Irvon Lombard Sr.
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October 7, 2018
Rev. and Mrs. Lombard drove their 3 children plus me and one more from Mobile to Minneapolis in August, 1972. Shirley was a national finalist in the Teen Talent instrumental division (violin) and Terri and I were in the keyboard duo division. All in all, we had a blast of a trip! Von and I were on our best behavior (not), and I still remember our teen group sneaking out one night to walk to a nearby A&W where we sat (!) in a drive-in spot and ate burgers etc. Sadly, none of us won the Nationals in our divisions, but we all know that judges are biased against Southerners. Rev. and Mrs. Lombard maintained their Christian dignity throughout, and believe me, there were some loud times in that fully-loaded paddy wagon. Later on, they welcomed my cousin Robbie and me into their home (we were singing and playing at a family wedding somewhere in Mobile on Saturday), and we also sang and played the next morning at their church. Great times with truly great people. Mae had inherited a stuffed moose head from some saloon in Colorado, and it was on the wall in their dining room. It still gives me nightmares... With much love, Bob Allen (and no, don't call me Ferrell, I hate that name).