On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Socrates "Soc" Dan Lorant passed away at home peacefully. For 97 years Soc devoted his life to his family and faith. Born February 28, 1925 in Shreveport Louisiana, Soc was the son of Greek immigrants, Dan and Frangoula Lorant.
During World War II he served his country in the United States Navy Shore Patrol. A longtime businessman Soc and his brother, Homer, established Army Navy Surplus on Louisiana Ave. in 1951 which evolved in to Lorant's Sporting Goods. They previously owned Louisiana Ave. Seafood Market and Louisiana Ave. Wine and Liquor Co. Soc was a lifelong member of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, and an outstanding member of the Order of AHEPA. Soc and Jane enjoyed 60 years of motor homing across North America with the Pelican Travelers. He loved baking and sharing his Greek pastries and other goodies, including his favorite, homemade strawberry shortcake. His other passions were gardening, entertaining and playing card games.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Jane Stephens Lorant; his children and their spouses, Evangeline and Michael Scivally, Steve and Denise Lorant, and Denise and Bruce Busada; grandchildren, Steve and Elizabeth Scivally, Chris and Vanessa Scivally, Laura and Brice Duba, Sara and Jeremy Meighan, Maria and Jeremy Frank, Kalil and Krista Busada, Patrick and Angela Shea, and Kelly Shea along with 11 great-grandchildren.
Honoring Soc as pallbearers will be Steve Scivally, Chris Scivally, Kalil Busada, Brice Duba, Jeremy Meighan and Jeremy Frank.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Chris Booras, Kelly Shea, Charles Keene and Gary Russell.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 1719 Creswell Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana with burial immediately following at Greenwood Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana. Visitation will be held Friday, May 6, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, Louisiana, with a Trisagion at 7:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Father Ioannis Krokos.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church Parking Lot Fund, 1719 Creswell Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana 71101.