Died: Sun., Jun. 14, 2020


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jun. 22, 2020
Location: Stuart Chapel - Drive Through

Graveside Services

11:30 AM Mon., Jun. 22, 2020

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Homer Segrest’s journey began on  June 22, 1930. He was born to the union of Jessie and Alverta Segrest in Herbine (Rison), Arkansas. As a boy he lived on the family farm and learned his life long values of hard-work and determination. Homer accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a young age. As an adult he worshipped at Mount Carmel Baptist Church.


Homer was formally educated in Cleveland County, Arkansas. Then, Homer enlisted in the military to honorably serve his country. Homer was in the United States Army and courageously served in the Korean War as a medic. He continued his service in the Army Reserve at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.


Homer met the love of his life Qumire Ealy in Indianapolis, IN. They married on December 5, 1953. Two beautiful daughters were born of this union, Sheila and Daphanie. Family was very important to Homer.


Homer will be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, and compassion in helping others.He loved taking road trips to visit family and friends back home in Arkansas. As an adult he was an avid reader. He could be found reading the Bible, manuals, and how-to books of all kinds. He also studied maps and memorized routes to help him during his journeys.


Homer retired from the Indiana Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator after a tenure of 40 years. He took pride in waking up in the early morning hours and plowing the roads for commuters after winter snowstorms. 


Homer's farming childhood was evident in his gardening skills. He harvested many vegetables from his backyard garden such as tomatoes, peppers, and peas. If he was not tending to his small crop you could find him tinkering in his barn or beautifying his property. 


After a hard fought battle with dementia Homer's story ended when he was suddenly taken by COVID-19 on June 14, 2020. Homer will be in great company in Heaven. He will return to the loving of arms of his wife of 67 years Mrs. Qumire Segrest who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one sister Mary Jane Segrest Summers (Sylvester) and five brothers Charles Segrest (Mary), Willie Segrest Sr. (Eva), Leon Segrest, Herbert Segrest (Sandra), Earl Segrest. 


Homer leaves behind to treasure his memory, daughters Sheila Ross (Craig) and Daphanie Thomas (Richard), grandchildren, Vanessa Ross and Shelby Higginson (J.T.)  one great  granddaughter Sydney Ross whom he held dear to his heart. He also has two remaining siblings Noah Segrest Sr. and Deliah Harley along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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Howard and Telitha Ealy
   Posted Sun June 21, 2020
Sheila and Daphanie,
Our deepest condolences to you all during the passing of your dad, Cousin Homer. Your dad was a kind man and he will be missed. Keep trusting in God.

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

With love,
Howard and Telitha Ealy
Twin Groves, Arkansas.

Brenda R. Wesley
   Posted Tue June 23, 2020
Dear Cousins Daphanie & Scheila, the family,
My prayers are with you, and always. May the memories of your father help to comfort you. May the Lord's blessings also help comfort you.

From Cousin Brenda Wesley in Texas.

Joyce P Thomas and Debra Haskins76
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Just lean on the Lord for all your needs and for comfort. Be blessed!

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