Mack Leslie
Funeral Date: 3/18/2011

Samuel McFadden “Mac” Leslie, Sr., age 85, of Warren, Ark., passed away March 16, 2011, at Hospice Homecare Inpatient Center in Little Rock, Ark., after a long battle with cancer. Mac was born December 22, 1925, at Santuck in Bradley County, Arkansas, to William Herbert Leslie and Effie Green Leslie. After graduating from Hermitage High School, he served in the armed services for three years as a paratrooper during World War II. He attended Arkansas A & M College, graduating in 1951 with a degree in forestry, while working for Pomeroy & McGowin cruising timber. Mac then worked as a forester at Bradley Lumber Company, and later Potlatch Corporation, until he retired in 1991. He was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren, Arkansas where he had served as a deacon and as an elder. He is survived by Irma Frisby Leslie, his wife of sixty years; one son, Samuel McFadden Leslie, Jr. and wife Debbie; five daughters, Lynn Starns and husband Brett of Bogalusa, La.; Joan Albritton and husband Ronnie of Zachary, La.; Donna Leslie of Memphis, Tenn; Sherri Courtney of Baker, La., and Terri Chisom and husband Danny of Monticello, Ark.; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Leslie and Noel McNeer; one sister, Grace Walker; one infant son, William Mack Leslie; and one granddaughter, Katie Moore. Funeral Services were 2:00 p.m. Friday March 18, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church, Warren, Ark., with internment at Oakland Cemetery, Reverend Dari Rowen officiating. Organist was Janice McAlister and Ricky Green sang. Pallbearers were Mac’s grandsons Brandon and Joseph Starns; Jonathan, Casey, and Drew Albritton; Ryan Leslie; Mac Courtney; and Jacob Chisom. Honorary pallbearers were Cliff Morgan, J.W. Hardin, Rusty Rowell, Ben Garner, Leonard Hicks, Charlie Doss, Kenneth McDougald, Leon Thornton, French Wynne, Jr., Doyle Gill, Frank Chancellor, Jud Bolland, and Edwin Sanders. Memorials preferred First Presbyterian Church or the Bradley County Veterans Museum.



Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To the Leslie family: I was sad to read of Mr. Macks passing. He was a nice man. You are all in my prayers.

Name: David(Buddy) & Tina McClain
Message: We're so sorry for the loss of Mr. Mack. He was such a nice man. May God bless you and help you through this hard and painful time. Your in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: jimmy Reep
Message: Leslie family,your are in my thoughts and prayers. Will miss him.

Name: Lisa (Davis) Stringer
Message: My prayers are with the whole Leslie family. Mr. Leslie, for me, is an icon of my childhood. Who knows how many miles I logged in his station wagon? The Leslie house was always full of children and their antics and noise---I never remember Mr. Leslie even raising his voice. What a wonderful role model! He most certainly will be sadly missed and most fondly remembered.

Name: Ernie and Earline Ferrell
Message: Irma and Family, we are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.Mack was a fine example of a Christian man. May God comfort you now and the days to come.

Name: Becky Deed
Message: Dear Leslie Family, We are so sorry to hear about Mack. I remember seeing him in your lovely garden working in the yard, always with a smile. Our hearts are filled with sadness and love for you.

Name: Chrystal (Norton) Corcoran
Message: I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Leslie. My prayers are with each of you in your grief and pain.

Name: shirley meggs

Name: Betty Fleming
Message: Dear Miss Irma & family,all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you. All my love, Betty Fleming

Name: Bonnie Mann
Message: Irma, I will be in prayer for you and your family in the days ahead as you deal with the grief of losing a loved one. May God provide his comfort to each of you.

Name: French & Judy Thornton Wynne and Leon Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad. Mack will be missed dearly.

Name: janice funderburg
Message: debbie and sam im so sorry for your prayers will be with you and your family.if theirs anything i can do just call me. love you.

Name: Clarence Duncan
Message: Mack Leslie family, were so sorry for your loss & your in our prayers. Clarence & Lajoyce Duncan, Cindy Duncan, Bettye Ann Duncan-Kisor. Family of Mary Janet Smith Duncan

Name: Bob and Loree Leslie
Message: Sorry I can't be with you today. I will miss him.

Name: Glenda & Olin Reed
Message: Irma and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We pray that God will give you comfort in your time of grief.

Name: Debra ( Mc Neer ) Kenoyer
Message: Erma & Family Please know that my thought's and prayers are with all of you in this time of sadness, he will be greatly missed, as I know what a wonderful man he was!

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: Leslie family...I am saddened to hear of Mr. Sam's passing, but he is in a better place, one with no suffering. You all are in my prayers. May God bless you and provide comfort. I love you all.

Name: Andy Gibbs
Message: Dear Leslie Family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this season of loss. This much is true: We will see Mr. Leslie again by virtue of God's Sovereign Grace. Mr. Leslie was one of the men who made Potlatch what it was during Warren's hey day. He was an integral part of the "cash cow" that fed, clothed, educated and sheltered many families in South Arkansas including ours. One thing can be said of the men who staffed the Warren Mills and the accompanying operations during this era without equivocation: "They don't make em' like that anymore."

Name: Mary Ellen Cain
Message: Dear Miss Irma, My family and I were very sad to hear of Mr. Mack's death. A man of quiet strength and a ready smile, he was a valued colleague of our father, Bob, for more than fifty years. And, more importantly, both of you have been cherished friends of Mom and Dad for as long. We pray for your comfort and courage in the coming months and for your children and grandchildren as you all grieve his loss. Sincerely, Mary Ellen