Dwayne Yeager

Dr. Dwayne Yeager, a University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) alumnus and a beloved longtime preceptor, died June 22, 2020. He was 64.

He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from UHCO in 1986, graduating in the top 10% of his class, and started practicing in West Monroe, Louisiana the same year. His business, Ouachita Eye Care, was a popular externship site for fourth-year optometry students.

“Dwayne was a proud University of Houston College of Optometry alumnus and—for more than ten years—an outstanding adjunct Associate Clinical Professor,” said Ralph Herring, assistant dean for professional studies and director of external education at UHCO.

“He mentored over three dozen students in their final year of clinical training. Literally every one of these students praised Dwayne’s outstanding teaching and mentorship,” Herring added. “I hope his family take comfort in how many optometry careers got off to a great start because of his passion and devotion.”

For more information and details about final services, please visit: https://www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com/obituary/dr-dwayne-yeager/

Dr. Dwayne Yeager

February 6, 1956 – June 22, 2020


Fair Park Baptist Church

West Monroe, LA 71291

396-6306 |

Thursday 6/25, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Fair Park Baptist Church

West Monroe, LA 71291

396-6306 |

Friday 6/26, 10:00 am


Hasley Cemetery

West Monroe, LA 71291

Friday 6/26

Dr. Dwayne Yeager was born February 6, 1956 and went to his heavenly home to be with his Savior on June 22, 2020.  A Celebration of Life will be Friday, June 26, 2020 at 10:00 am at Fair Park Baptist Church in West Monroe with his pastor and friend, Waymond Warren officiating, along with Darris Waren. Interment to follow at Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 25 from 5:00–7:00 pm at Fair Park Baptist Church.  Services are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes.

Dr. Yeager was born in Monroe, Louisiana and was a Cum Laude Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from Northeast Louisiana University.  He was an honor graduate of Saint Francis School of Radiologic Technology. In 1986 he received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. He earned Fellowship into the American Academy of Optometry in 1989. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and was awarded membership in the following organizations: American Optometric Association Contact Lens Section, Who’s Who in American Executives and Professionals, Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Fraternity, Harold C. Khon Research Award, and Gold Key International Society. Dr. Yeager was an adjunct associate professor at the University of Houston and past president of the Optometry Association of Louisiana. He has lectured nationwide on various optometric subjects from specialty contact lenses to vision nutrition. He has been in practice in West Monroe since 1986.

Dwayne was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family with his whole heart. He and Beth did everything together; work, church, shopping and travel, they seldom left the other’s side. They have been a Godly example and help to many young couples through the years.

As much as Dwayne loved his work and his family, he loved his Lord even more and is rejoicing now at the feet of his Savior. Dwayne has been a faithful member and servant at Fair Park Baptist Church for over 33 years. He was a long-time deacon, past Sunday School teacher, AV team member and he served on committees too numerous to list. Dwayne loved serving and worshiping with his Fair Park family.

Dwayne not only served his church, but he also served in his community through the City of West Monroe Planning Commission serving for almost 20 years. His yard is evidence of his love for gardening and his office walls display his enjoyment of photography. Dwayne never played a musical instrument, but he loved music as much as any musician. He enjoyed all genres, but his favorite…Rush.

Dwayne was preceded in death by his parents, Keith & Helen Yeager and his brother, Lamar.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 44 years, Beth, and their three sons, Chris (Neki), Adam (Heather) and Ryan (Emily.)  Grandchildren: Zachary, Addison, Sawyer, Reagan, Cadence and a new baby girl coming in November. Dwayne is also survived by special long-time friend, Doris Thompson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Timothy Alsup, Jacob Knight, Brent May, Dale Mercer, Darris Waren and Donnie Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Fair Park Deacons, AV & Worship Team, Ron Nix and Richard Randels.

Memorials may be made to the Fair Park Baptist Church ProVision Building Fund.

Online condolence messages may be at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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