Born in Wirt, Oklahoma August 12, 1941, Mike Lomas, before his 13th birthday, was roaming the hill, creeks and mountain of Silver, Texas, establishing a friendship which lasted lifelong with John Walker.
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High school years were at Robert Lee where he met the love of his life, Fran Wylie, whom he married at the Robert Lee Methodist Church July 27, 1959. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary within less than 3 months. After the arrival of their daughter in 1961, Mike began his business career, first in Colorado City, then Midland, Odessa and San Angelo, spending the last 26 years of employment at Jim Bass Ford from which he retired in 2004, after many national Ford awards. During the ‘70s he and his buddy opened Cycle Specialties, later selling his share to his partner.
Mike’s weekend and many vacations were occupied with motorcycle competition, winning national places in trials and enduros; fishing from the gulf water to Rock Hole; and boating in many lakes throughout the state.
The couple’s spare time was spent enjoying their grandchildren, whether at football games, shooting meets, stock shows or just around the farm or ranch. They also enjoyed fishing, boating and traveling, mostly the US though did see Canada 3 times, the Carribean twice, and Europe once. But the greatest times were spent in their RV and seeing the backroads, most times being gone for 6 months.
After living in Robert Lee 28 years, the Wylie family ranch was sold in 2016 and Mike and Fran returned to San Angelo.
He was a past member the Colorado City Jaycees, the Highland Range Association, WCC Hospital District Board and on the advisory board of San Angelo School System. He was a member of the Robert Lee 1st United Methodist Church and an associate member of St Luke’s 1st UMC of San Angelo.
Various illness effected Mike during his last 20 years though he overcame each until his Lord and Savior came down in the early morning hours of May 11th and said “Your job is well done. Come with Me.”
He was predeceased in death by their son David Lomas, his father George Lomas, brother Pat Lomas, parents by marriage, T. M. and Mary May Wylie.
Surviving Mike are his wife, Fran of the home, daughter Lisa Lewis and husband David, of Brownfield; grandchildren Jessica Lewis, Clay and Katie Lewis and Parker Lewis; mother, Thelma Lomas of Longview, brother Bob Lomas and wife Juanita, sister-in-law Prescilla Davis, best friend, John Walker and wife Linda; aunts Zelma Reed, Delores Holt, Carleen Craddock and many nieces and nephews and cousins
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 18, at St Luke’s Methodist Church, conducted by Dr Frank Craddock of Medina and Rev Charles Baskin. Services are under the direction of Shaffer Funeral Home/ Sherwood Way.
Scattering of ashes will be private.
Honors to his memory may be made to the Robert Lee VFD, St Jude’s Hospital, St Luke lst UMC (San Angelo) or Robert Lee 1st UMC.