Carl M. (Pete) Lombard, age 81, passed from this earth to his heavenly home at 9 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017. Pete was born on May 6, 1935, to Charles Lombard and Zetta Schultz Lombard, Avilla, Mo.
He married Doris Ann Chrisman on September 12, 1953, in rural Carthage, Mo. Doris resides in Carthage.
He attended grade school at Blake Elementary and high school at Sarcoxie. He was a dedicated member of the Blake Baptist Church for over 60 years. Carl worked in the lumber and hardware business, serving the communities of Avilla, Golden City and Carthage, for over 50 years and a member of the Army National Guard for nine years during the Korean War.
Pete enjoyed playing music with his father and brothers from an early age at community, family and church functions. Quail hunting was a favorite sport he shared with his sons and grandsons.
Pete is survived by his wife, Doris Ann; and two sisters, Norma Lombard Wortman and husband, Gary, of Springfield, Mo., Sara Nell Carter and husband, Ron, of Joplin. Two sons, Terry Lombard and wife, Caryl, Louisburg, Kan., and Bruce Lombard, Carthage. Four grandchildren, Derek Lombard and wife, Hayley, Justin Lombard and wife, Jill, Jana Lombard Moser and husband, Patrick, and Kelsey Lombard. Seven great-grandchildren, Mae, Cora, Jonas, Madelyn, Annabelle, Alivia and Mavis; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, W. Charles Lombard, Daryl L. Lombard and Norman Eugene Lombard.
Visitation will be held from 6 - 7:00 Wednesday evening, May 3rd, at the Weng Funeral Chapel, in Jasper, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 4th, at Blake Baptist Church, with Jerry Mayfield and Kenji Harrington officiating. Burial will follow at Avilla Cemetery. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Derek Lombard, Justin Lombard, Keith Maggard, Dave Lawyer, Larry Chrisman and Tommy Neely. Honorary pallbearers are Ron Carter, Gary Wortman, Buck Curtis, Leroy VanDyken, John Stirewalt and Lusterford "Buck" Meister.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the American Institute of Cancer Research, www.AICR.org.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Weng Funeral Chapel, in Jasper.
Published on  May 2, 2017