It is with regret we announce the passing of Mr. Warren Eugene LeVeque, age 79, of Fayetteville, TN, formerly of Anderson, IN. Warren was born in Linton, IN to the late Eugene “Red” and Lurinda “Rindy” Glass LeVeque. He passed away on November 29, 2020 at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville, TN.
Warren attended the Prospect Baptist Church in Fayetteville and formerly attended Grace Baptist Church in Anderson, IN where he was very involved for twenty years with the Keenagers program. He attended the General Motors Institute of Technology in Flint, MI where he met his wife. Warren worked and retired as an Industrial Electrician with General Motors in Indiana. He was also the owner and operator of LeVair Performance. Warren was well known across the country for building and racing the Corvair. He was an innovator in the Corvair performance world, so much so, that he wrote a book about his experiences. Warren was a member of the SCCA for over fifty years, winning multiple awards and campaigning through the auto crossing and amateur road racing worlds. He traveled extensively for Corvair conventions. You could easily spot his cars by the tweety bird mascots. Warren loved to make people smile, and enjoyed playing the piano in nursing homes. He could always be found behind the piano at any social event.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sharon Elaine Wilson LeVeque; children, W. Scott (Melinda) LeVeque of Pulaski, TN, Michael John (Tracy) LeVeque of Fayetteville, and Michelle LeVeque (Chad) Werner of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Amanda LeVeque, Lauren LeVeque (Seth) Heseque, John (fiance, Christy Martin) LeVeque, Jacob LeVeque, Logan Gibson, Libby Gibson (Ryan) Leach, and Nova Werner; great-grandchildren, Emelia Heseque, and Fitz Leach; sister, Sheryl (John) Sommerkamp of Carmel, IN; niece, Paige Sommerkemp (Jeff) Hayes of Camby, IN; great niece Darby; and great nephew, Chandler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Indiana Christian Academy c/o Grace Baptist, 432 West 300 North, Anderson, IN 46012 or by calling (765) 643-7853.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Warren Eugene LeVeque.