ForeverMissed
Pa Francis Ajayi Olomu was born on the 11th of November in Sobe Town, Edo State and grew up in Warri. 

He joined the Royal West African Force at age 17 and was notably an exemplary sportsman during his time there. He carried out his military training at Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State after which he was deployed to Gambia and then South Africa. From South Africa, he moved on to India where he served in the Boma war and stayed out the rest of his service. 

On his return to Nigeria, he joined the Nigerian Railway Service for a while, and then moved on to work as a non executive staff at the University of Ibadan. He then moved on to the Cooperative Bank of Western Nigeria where he served as the first indigenous facility manager. 

From there he continued his exemplary work serving in reputable organizations like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ashland Oil and Texaco Overseas.  

He went on to run his own business, the Nigerian Housing Appliances Maintenance Outfit & Co for many years and retired in 2001. 

He was a strong swimmer, an avid tennis player, and a lover of football and boxing.

He had 10 children, 22 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Posted by Arit Annam on April 6, 2021
Growing up one of the things I looked to growing up was seeing grandpa on our monthly visit Sunday after church. As we got older that became infrequent but I was always happy to see him and each visit was still as exciting to me. He would always have a story for us and milo puff puff and very spicy food.

I loved Grandpa and I miss him so much and I’m sad I didn’t get to see him one more time and let him touch my degree but I’m glad for the life he lived and how full it was and how obvious his love for us was and I will always have those memories and that’s enough for now. I’m grateful he was grandfather because he is the best grandfather God could have given me.

I’ll love you forever grandpa.
Posted by Daniel Annam on April 1, 2021
Grandpa lived a very long and eventful life; it’s hard to think of something he didn’t do while he lived. And he had any number of stories he could tell about it, too.
The progenitor of an enormous family tree, he is well survived by an amazing legacy of which I am honored to be a part.
I could only hope to have achieved the same when it’s my time.

I love you, Grandpa.
Posted by Eunice Mogaha on April 1, 2021
You shall be forever missed Pa Okomu as I fondly call you. You were a great man, very kind and full of life. Adieu gradpa.
Posted by Soremekun-Salami Toyin on April 1, 2021
My earliest memories of my grandpa was him teaching me how to ride a bicycle in our driveway in mafoluku. He was truly an amazing human being. Kind yet stern. I would fall off the bike and he would yell at me to get up and not give up. He taught me how to swim. He taught my brothers how to play tennis. Our Sundays were always spent in ilupeju at Mr Johnson’s house with grandpa. Swimming and playing tennis. One of my fondest memories was when he came to the US for my wedding. We had so many talks about life. He was always so kind and gracious. I will miss our talks. I will miss his voice. He adopted my Mother before she was 5 and raised her as his own. Never treated her or us as anything but his grandchildren. Loved us fully. I know you are at peace grandpa. You will be sorely missed but you are finally at peace. Thank God for a life well spent. RIP Grandpa!
Posted by Kanyinsola Ojeshina on March 31, 2021
Grandpa was a different kind. So so many good memories of him. I remember how he refused to call me anything except ‘the Black one’ or ‘Duduyemi’. If there was one person who made me feel special in my dark skin it was Grandpa.

Grandpa was also a straight shooter. He always told me exactly how he felt and he would share so many stories about his experiences. He was a sportsman but I also believe he was a true creative- collecting unconventional pieces of art and scattering them around his place. I get that from him.

I will always be grateful to Grandpa for somehow managing to balance tough love with sweet compliments.

Rest easy old man. I love you.

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Posted by Arit Annam on April 6, 2021
Growing up one of the things I looked to growing up was seeing grandpa on our monthly visit Sunday after church. As we got older that became infrequent but I was always happy to see him and each visit was still as exciting to me. He would always have a story for us and milo puff puff and very spicy food.

I loved Grandpa and I miss him so much and I’m sad I didn’t get to see him one more time and let him touch my degree but I’m glad for the life he lived and how full it was and how obvious his love for us was and I will always have those memories and that’s enough for now. I’m grateful he was grandfather because he is the best grandfather God could have given me.

I’ll love you forever grandpa.
Posted by Daniel Annam on April 1, 2021
Grandpa lived a very long and eventful life; it’s hard to think of something he didn’t do while he lived. And he had any number of stories he could tell about it, too.
The progenitor of an enormous family tree, he is well survived by an amazing legacy of which I am honored to be a part.
I could only hope to have achieved the same when it’s my time.

I love you, Grandpa.
Posted by Eunice Mogaha on April 1, 2021
You shall be forever missed Pa Okomu as I fondly call you. You were a great man, very kind and full of life. Adieu gradpa.
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Shared by Mayowa Ojeshina on March 31, 2021
Grandpa always had a story to tell and that was what made every visit very special for me.
Naming dates like they were yesterday and I loved that about him. 

It feels good to know that Grandpa has transitioned to glory at 98 years old. He has been ready but God’s timing will always be perfect.