Lionel Wayne Styron

Published 12:10 pm Thursday, June 3, 2010

SLIDELL, La. — Lionel Wayne Styron died Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his residence in Slidell, La. He was 61.

A native of Bastrop, La., he was a graduate of Chamberlain-Hunt Academy in Port Gibson, attended MSU and graduated from Delta State University. He was a polio survivor, excelling in distance running. While at Delta State he won the one-mile run. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War.

He was an avid outdoorsman. He was a Boy Scout and held a black belt in karate. Friends want him to be remembered as being kind and compassionate toward other people.

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He and his first wife, Linda, lived in Hammond, La., and Cottage Grove, Minn.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Slidell, where he was active in Sunday school and vacation Bible school and he also was a teacher for mentally and physically challenged adults.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Wroten Styron in 1986; and a daughter, Crystal Michelle Styron in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Wolfe Styron of Slidell; daughters, Katherine Pagel and husband Jason of Pensacola, Fla., Leann Parrato and husband Rick of Kennesaw, Ga., and Angelyn Griffing of Houston, Texas; aunts, Cebell Williams of Bastrop, Janis Thornton of Benton, La., and Estelle Crnkovic of Lake Providence, La.; uncle, Clarence Page of Bastrop; grandchildren, Ryan Parrato and Ava Pagel; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the First Presbyterian Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Michael Herrin officiating. Interment will follow at the Wintergreen Cemetery in Port Gibson. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Pallbearers will be Danny Bolin, Jacob Bolin, Jeff Walker, Brister Woolley, John Thomas Pierce and Dane Hord.

Memorials are requested to S.T.A.R.C. (St. Tammany Association for Retarded Citizens), 1541 St. Ann Place, Slidell, LA 70460 or any organization that helps disabled veterans.

Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson is in charge of arrangements.