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Seldon Gwinn Bomar April 25, 1925 - April 14, 2019

Seldon Gwinn Bomar, 93, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Memphis; TN. Twin Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Seldon (Gwinn) was born April 25, 1925 and was the 1st of 7 children born to Seldon and Rebecca Bomar.  As a child he worked on the farm morning and evening to help take care of his siblings.  He studied hard in school and received his high school diploma. In 1942, at the age of 17 he enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard. Following Basic Training, he was shipped overseas to serve in WWII against Germany. Just Prior to his 19th birthday he was severely wounded in the Black Forest. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was proud life long member of VFW and served in many areas including Commander.  He was a musician and loved to write country songs, play his guitar and sing. He loved fishing and could build or fix anything.  Even in his resting years his inventive musical mind was always at work. He loved his family and they love him and will miss him greatly.

Seldon G. Bomar leaves behind his daughters, Dianne (William) Simmons and Beth Kinney; grandchildren, Teresa Savoie, Christopher (Lisa) Simmons, Matthew Kinney, and Amy Kinney; 7 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Mary Kay (Dan) Mills and Peggy (Sid) VanDousar.

Seldon G. Bomar was preceeded in death by his parents, Seldon and Rebecca Bomar; son, Bryan Lee Bomar; four brothers, Ruben, Julian Paul, Alfred “Banny”, and George Robert; and his long time companion, Willie Eason.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to Crossroads Hospice (1669 Shelby Oaks Dr Suite 106, Memphis, TN 38134).


  1. REPLY
    Terry Eason says

    I have many good memories with Gwinn. When my father passed away, the meeting between Gwinn and my mother proved to produce many good years for them both. In fact, their relationship lasted over 20 years and would have continued, however my mother became ill and was unable to care for Gwinn on a daily basis, but that didn’t stop them from talking on the phone multiple times a day as well as my mom visiting with Gwinn until she could not longer physically do so. Although they never married, Gwinn was like a step father to me and I was so glad that he and my mother enjoyed a good relationship. I will always remember his quit wit and strong mind, even in his later years. He was very proud to have served his country and to be called a veteran. My mother passed away on 7.29.2018 and I miss her terribly. I feel better in knowing that Gwinn is with her in heaven. I will continue to pray daily for his family and friends as he was a special man and was so kind to so many, including me. Rest in peace Gwinn (aka Gwinneth Paltro as I would pick at him and call him… :o) … you were a good man!

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