Gospel singer Merrill Womach passes away

Gospel singer Merrill Womach passes away

(KHQ.COM)- Gospel singer and Spokane native, Merrill Womach died on Sunday, December 28 at the age of 87. Womach is best know for founding the National Music Service, a network which provides professional-quality music and video services for the funeral industry.

On Thanksgiving day in 1961, Womach was piloting a twin-engine plane heading to Spokane when it crashed, leaving him with third-degree burns all over his face and hands.

According to an article in People Magazine, Womach said his survival was just luck, "I believe it was all part of God's plan." The fire did not stop him from the career he loved. Womach still used his four-octave tenor voice in praise of the Lord. Womach said, " God gave me the ability to communicate with my voice, after all, there are a lot of people out there with scars and some of those scars you cannot see."

Womach also penned an autobiography called "Tested by Fire. "

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