Correction: A previous version of this article reported that Miles Warnock died of coronavirus related illness, based on inaccurate information from a family member. The cause of Warnock’s death was cardiac tamponade, and he did not have the virus. We regret the error.

Miles Warnock, a Dallas ISD teacher for decades who most recently taught English at Sunset High School, died Saturday after an illness. He was 65.

Warnock had lived in Oak Cliff since about 1976. He and his brother, Kirby Warnock, grew up in southern Mississippi but spent time in Oak Cliff as kids. After they graduated from Baylor University, they both moved here.

Kirby Warnock says his brother worked at D.A. Hulcy Middle School, a DISD campus near Desoto, for over 20 years. After he retired, Miles Warnock was offered a job as a permanent substitute teacher at Sunset, and he went back as a full-time English teacher a few years ago.

“It was pretty unexpected,” Kirby Warnock says of his brother’s death. “He called me on Friday and said he’d had two good days. He sounded like himself. He thought he had turned the corner.”

Miles Warnock is survived by his wife, Venessa, and their two adult children, Hunter and Maya.

Kirby, left, and Miles Warnock when they wee 10 and 8 years old, in West Texas. Photo courtesy of Kirby Warnock

Miles, left, and Kirby Warnock. Photo courtesy of Kirby Warnock

Miles Warnock skiing in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of Kirby Warnock