Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:32 pm
The Messenger. 11.13.08 David K. Homra, 85, of Paducah, Ky., a former resident of Fulton, died Nov. 11, 2008, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton, with the Rev. George Jaeger officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Fulton. Friends may call at Milner & Orr Funeral Home in Paducah 4-7 p.m. Friday and at Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton from 1 p.m. until the hour of services Saturday. The family requests that memorials be made to American Legion Post 72, 1014 West State Line Road, Fulton, Ky. 42041; or the charity of the donor’s choice. He was born March 23, 1923, in Fulton, son of the late Kimlen and Wadia (Massad) Homra. He was the widow of Donna F. Homra, to whom he was married for 51 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of Merrill’s Marauders 5307th Composite Unit. He was assigned to the long-range penetration special force unit that fought in the China and Burma campaigns from 1943-44. He shared, with his fellow soldiers, the rare distinction of having all members awarded the Bronze Star for their efforts in those campaigns. He was a graduate of Fulton City High School and attended the University of Kentucky. He was the owner and operator of K. Homra’s Clothing in Fulton for many years and was a member of American Legion Post 72 in Fulton and Fulton First United Methodist Church. He was an avid golfer and was a member of Fulton Country Club and was a supporter and fan of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Survivors include two daughters and his son-in-law, Deborah and Lon Amerman of Louisville, Ky., and Denise Jacobs of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kim and Sue Homra and Dan and Wendy Homra, all of Paducah; his sister, Mary Hollinger of Louisville; six grandchildren, Melissa Bell and Allison Jacobs, both of Raleigh, Taylor Amerman of Louisville and Katie Homra, David Homra and Paige Buckner, all of Paducah; and several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by five sisters, Amaline Homra, Yvonne Hunter, Adelle Intindola, Gladys Owens and Katherine Conroy. Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.