OBITUARY

Leo Samuel WARNOCK Jr.

March 18, 1928March 30, 2021

Leo Samuel WARNOCK was born on March 18, 1928 and passed away on March 30, 2021 and is under the care of Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home.

Memorial Celebration of Life will be held on April 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, 645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL. Reception will be held on April 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, 645 West Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL.

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Services

  • Memorial Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

  • Reception

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

Memories

Leo Samuel WARNOCK Jr.

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Laurie Beck

April 18, 2021

One of my favorite memories is when I went on vacation with Ihla and her parents. Her dad jokingly told me I had to help out and he put my name on an oar. It is hard to describe but it was hilarious. I will always remember him with a smile on his face (he had such a cute grin) and always joking & laughing making sure everyone was happy and having a fun time. May he rest in peace. May God bring the family comfort and strength during this difficult time. Sending prayers and hugs!

Linda Johnson

April 15, 2021

I only met my birth family in 2000. But Uncle Leo was such a sweet man, he reminded me a lot of my adopted daddy and granddaddy with his quiet easy laid back soul. He never had a lot to say but you could just feel his love for you in his gentle ways. I wish I could have had more time with him. He will be missed so much and anyone family or anyone who ever got to know him are so blessed with the time we had being blessed by being a part of his life. We love and miss you Uncle Leo and we will see you again. Love always, Linda and Tyler

Linda Jean Krivoshein

April 15, 2021

Uncle Leo will be dearly missed. He was like a Dad to me, not just an Uncle. He was always around to spread his caring and kindness. I remember him churning homemade ice cream in Mom's front yard on Old Dixie Highway!

Lindsey Crowder

April 14, 2021

Papa, you are so loved. I am so lucky to even know you, let alone be your granddaughter. Adventures with you will be memories I will hold onto forever. I hope you truly know how precious and lovely of a gift from God you were to all of us. Thank you for taking the time to love all of us in unique, special ways. I hope you're fishing all of your days until we see you again. I love you.

Madison Garland

April 13, 2021

I could never express how much I loved my papa. He was one of the best things in the world. He use to pick me up and put me in a tree just so I could climb to the top and grab a tangerine. I would climb back down and give him my tangerine so he could peel it for me. With the biggest smile on his face he would peel it and give it to me. We had Grapefruit trees as well, my brothers and I would sit at the steps of Papa and Meme‘s house, and wait for Papa to pick us three grapefruits. He would cut the top off the grapefruit and squeeze until we can suck the juice out of it, he did that almost every day for us, and one day I hope to do the same for my kids. What an amazing soul he was I know his memory will last forever.

Patti DeJonge ( Warnock )

April 1, 2021

So many, now to pic one. I remember staying with Uncle Jr and Aunt Zelma for a week before I graduated from HS. Uncle Jr asked me if I wanted to hold the gate while he fed the cows. I thought sure, I can do that! On the walk through the pasture, he told to ignore ( can’t think of her name, but she was a Brahma and she was very big) her, that she would not mess with me. Uncle Jr had a smirk on his face! I knew if that smirk was like the one my dad, his younger brother always showed, I was in trouble!! So the cows start to following him in by the barn, except the Brahma, she comes closer to the gate, and I am between the gate and the fence, I frickin froze on the spot, good thing I had a strong bladder. She eyed me, she knew I was afraid of her! I stood there until Uncle Jr comes over, he calls her by name, tells her that I wasn’t worth any trouble, to come eat. She followed him in, and I shut the gate so fast! Uncle Jr laughed and laughed. Then while walking back up to the house, I said, “So I am not worth any trouble!” He said, “ Sometimes you got to tell them old broads just what they want to hear .” I wish I would of spent more time with your family. I learned so much in one week. About cows, Ihla’s horse, and how to have a listening ear with Randy ( Miss him), then Aunt Zelma teaching me to craft! I love you all so much. May God give you peace and comfort during this time! 😥♥️🙏