Inside Clemson

Clarence H. “Womp” Lomas Jr., retiree – March 8, 2021

Clarence Harmon Lomas Jr., 81, known to all as Womp, short for Wompas Cat, died March 8, 2021. He retired in 1988 as manager of Canteens and Concessions in Dining Services. He had 29 years of service.

He is survived by a son, Stephen Lomas and wife, Melissa Queen Lomas; two daughters, Susan Lomas Holcombe and husband, Robert Holcombe Jr., Sandy Lomas and Johnny Jones; his companion of 20 years Brenda Smith, her daughter Mary Ella Smith; and five grandchildren.

He managed the Clemson University Canteen, which many will remember as the popular short order restaurant in the Johnstone Hall Student Union. He also supervised and managed concessions for all Clemson University Athletic events.

His full obituary is posted online.