Dempsey Trainer

Dempsey Lee “Chuck” Trainer, peacefully went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home, where he resided for the past year.

Chuck was born October 28, 1932, in Neola. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base and also served in Korea. After an Honorable Discharge from the service, he worked for Halliburton before starting his first oil well perforation company, Trainer Surveys, Inc., at the age of 24. Several other companies followed. He was wellknown and respected as a oilman, as well as an entrepreneur.

His love for horses led him to raise race horses – first quarterhorses, then thoroughbreds when Louisiana Downs opened. This was a family hobby that he shared with his wife, Kathy, and his children.

Chuck loved the restaurant business, having at one time two restaurants in Shreveport, Louisiana, and later, one in Fort Walton, Florida. He enjoyed his customers, and took pride in the dishes he served, especially his steaks. He loved entertaining.

He loved family and friends. He was a generous man who would help anyone in need that he could. He loved West Virginia and all his family there.

He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Kathryn G. Trainer; mother and step-father, Maude and William M. Evans; a brother, Ronald W. Evans, Sr.; a nephew, Ronald W. Evans, Jr.; and an infant son, Dempsey Lee Trainer, Jr.

He is survived by his two loving daughters, Debbie Trainer Howard, and husband, Mike, and Vicki Trainer Massey, and husband, Bill; five grandchildren, Shane Howard, and wife, Donna, Brooke Howard Beard, and husband, Clay, Nicole Massey Johnson, and husband, Colquitt, Peyton Massey, and wife, Nicole, and Blake Howard; three great-granddaughters; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Barlow and Doug Campbell; a sister, Nancy Evans Mosley, and husband, Tommy; a sister-in-law, Sybil Evans; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home for the love and care they gave our daddy and “Big Daddy.”

A memorial service was held August 16 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home in Shreveport, Louisiana, with Brother Marvin Williams officiating.

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