Leland Hollis Warmack, Jr. – Class of 1956

Hollis Warmack passed away on Tuesday morning, March 13.  He was First Vice-President and Life Member of the Deaf Action Center in Shreveport, LA.

The funeral plan is still pending, but there will be a memorial service on Friday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport, LA 71106.

If you want to send a sympathy card, the home address is:  The Leland Hollis Warmack, 8423 Kaw Circle, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107.

/Obituary in the Shreveport Times/:

SHREVEPORT, LA – A memorial service celebrating the life of Leland Hollis Warmack, Jr., will be held on Friday, March 16 [2007] in the
Frost Chapel at the First Baptist Church of Shreveport at 10 am.  He made his special entrance into Heaven’s gates from his home in
Shreveport in the presence of his wife and children on March 13.  He was joined by his brother-in-law Peter O’Connor who passed away in his home in Little Rock at approximately the same time as Mr. Warmack.

Mr. Warmack was born in Hope, AR, on March 11, 1940, to Christine Warmack and Leland Hollis Warmack, Sr.  He is predeceased by his parents
and uncle Webb Warmack.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Patricia Warmack.  His sons, Leland “Eddie” Warmack and his wife Robyn of Doyline, LA, and David Warmack of Shreveport.  Also left behind are six grandchildren, Chris, Joshua, Jada, Zack, Ryleigh, and Kenzie Warmack.  He is also survived by his sister Mary Elizabeth O’Connor, niece Marilyn Eagan and family, and nephew Kinney O’Connor and his family all of Little Rock, AR.

Mr. Warmack was retired from the United States Postal Service and was very active in his Church and the deaf community.  He was the first deaf deacon at the First Baptist Church of Shreveport and a lifetime member of the board of directors for the Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center of NW Louisiana.  He was the longest standing president in the existence of the center and was currently First Vice-President.

The family would like to thank the many medical professionals that cared for him during his lengthy illness.  Special thanks are extended to Lori Staley with Northwest Regional Nephrology, Dr. Thomas Worgul, Billie Tipton with Hospice of Louisiana and Pastor Mike McKee who has not only been our pastor, but a dear friend as well.

Gracious at the time of his death as he was in life, Mr. Warmack chose to donate his body to the medical sciences in the hope that some young doctor can learn from him something that will prevent future generations from experiencing the illnesses he faced in life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Deaf Mission, Betty and Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center of NW
Louisiana, or NW Louisiana Nephrology and Transplant center.

/Published in the Shreveport (LA) Times on March 15, 2007./