Louis Fomby Jr.

In Memorial

Louis Fomby, Jr. was born in Columbus, Ohio to Mary McGregor and Louis Fomby.

As a young man, Louis had a great work ethic. He was also an honor student. After graduating from Calhoun County Trade School in Hopson City, Alabama, he attended Alabama State University. During that time, Louis was very active in campus related activities and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
After graduating in 1953, Louis joined the United States Army. While in the army, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Accounting. Louis served 31 years in the army. He retired as rank Chief Warrant Officer IV. After retiring, he worked at DCSS as head of personnel for 10 years.
In 1954, he met and married the love his life Juanita Catherine Nesbitt. They had four children and made their permanent residence in Columbus, Ohio.

Louis leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Juanita Catherine Fomby and his devoted children, Louis Ivone Fomby, III (wife Lisa Fomby), Monica Renita Pannell (husband Cory Pannell), Delmonsha Joyce Fomby, Priscia Lynn Fomby and grandchildren Reginald Tyrone Swann, Jr, Catherine Lynn Bennett, Kennedy Louis Fomby, Louis Ivone Fomby IV and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at 9:00am and services to follow at 10:00am at MARLAN J GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E Livingston Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43232. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Condolence Messages

  1. Glad to be able to share with you this morning. Condolences on your loss.

  2. Dear Fomby family. I am so sorry to have read of the death of Louis. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.

    • Michael, thank you for your condolences and for being a dear friend. You know you are like a brother to us and we appreciate you!

  3. To the family of Louis Fomby Jr., you have my condolences in your loss. God blessed Louis with special mightiness, as Psalm 90:10 says, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong. By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that we will live forever, in the near future (Psalm 37:29).

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