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Gospel music pioneer and Spokane native Merrill Womach dies

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Merrill Womach died at the age of 87 on December 28, 2014 Merrill Womach died at the age of 87 on December 28, 2014
SPOKANE, Wash. - Gospel singer and Spokane native Merrill Womach passed away on December 28, 2014 at the age of 87. 


Womach was known for his 50+ year career in the gospel music industry, and for found National Music Service, which provided recorded music for funeral homes across the country. Womach also survived a 1961 plane crash in Oregon that left him with third degree burns on his hands and entire head. 


Womach passed away in his sleep surrounded by his family. 


There will be a public memorial service for Womach in Spokane at Fourth Memorial Church at E. Baldwin and N. Standard in Spokane on January 10, 2015. The service will begin at 2:00pm. 




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