Veteran Memphis Attorney Dies at 95

Longtime Memphis attorney and civic leader Roane Waring Jr. died Tuesday (Aug. 28) at Methodist University Hospital. He was 95. A Memphis native, Mr. Waring earned his law degree from the University of Virginia after serving as a captain of the 24th Infantry during World War II. He practiced law for more than 50 years in Memphis and served in a variety of civic organizations, including the Memphis Urban League, Health and Welfare Planning Council, Family Service of Memphis, Junior Chamber of Commerce, Military Order of World Wars, Les Passes Treatment Center, and the vestry of Grace St. Luke's Episcopal Church, the Commercial Appeal reports. He was also a past president of the Memphis Bar Association and a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Edward Chapel at Trezevant Manor with services at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.