Jack Darrel Warrington

Funeral services for Jack Darrel Warrington, 85, of Leland, will be at 3:00 P.M., Sunday, October 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church, Leland, Mississippi.  He died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi, on Friday, October 12, 2012.  Burial will be in the Leland-Stoneville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home,Leland. Jack Darrel Warrington was born to Norman John Warrington and Lillie Mae Weeks Warrington in Pontiac, Michigan on April 7, 1927.  He moved to La Feria, Texas at a young age, and later moved to Darling, Mississippi, where he graduated from high school.  He attended Mississippi State University for two years before enrolling in the United States Air Force.  He served during the Korean War, and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one battle star, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Occupational Medal/Japan. He then completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting at Delta State University, and pursued a Master’s Degree at Mississippi State University. Mr. Warrington married Rubye Lee Foster on July 2, 1959, and they moved from Marks, Mississippi to Leland in 1962.  He worked for Dixie Gas, Inc. and its successors for over thirty years.  He was instrumental in the establishment and operation of Leland Academy and its merger with Washington School.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Leland and taught youth Sunday School for many years. Mr. Warrington is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Rubye, and his son, Robert N. (Bobby) Warrington and his wife, Dana, and two grandchildren, Mollie Mitchell Warrington and Lillie Leanor Warrington, of Greenville, Mississippi.  In addition, he is survived by a sister, Phyllis W. Dale, of Walls, Mississippi, and three nieces and a nephew.  He was predeceased by a brother, Heggie A. Warrington. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at First Baptist Church of Leland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church of Leland or the Washington School Foundation.