George W. Warren, Jr., known to friends and family as “GW” age 92, died Friday, June 14, 2013 at his residence. He was born October 10,1920 in Spring Hope to the late George W. Warren, Sr. and Lou Ann Hathaway. He was married to the late Clelle Stewart Warren on April 4,1942. He was a devoted and loving husband, celebrating his fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1992.
Mr. Warren was a Veteran of WWII serving in the Navy, first as an ensign, promoted to Captain, he was assigned to patrol the East Coast and escort Merchant Ships. After end of the war he decommissioned ships on the West Coast.
A life-long democrat, he was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Spring Hope. He enjoyed watching sports, especially golf and his beloved Duke Blue Devils Basketball. He also enjoyed many rounds of golf at the Peachtree Country Club.
Following his graduation from Duke University, he was a purchasing agent at Duke University, the University of Virginia, University of Maryland, the City of Baltimore, Cook County Chicago and he retired from his position as purchasing agent for the Sisters of Charity Hospitals in 1989. From 1958 to 1959, he served as president of the National Association of Educational Buyers.
Also preceding him in death are his brothers, Willard (Skip) Warren and Woodrow Warren; sisters, Lizzie Mae Warren, Virginia Warrren, Janice Allen and Ida Leane Flax.
Mr. Warren is survived by his daughter, Linda Warren Turk (Michael) of Cleveland, Ohio; granddaughters, Dr. Katherine Turk of Seattle,WA; Ms. Meredith Turk of St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Dr. Julian Warren, sisters-in-law, Annie (Smitty Warren) and Naomi Warren; brother-in-law, Dr. Alexander Flax; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Spring Hope Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at Spring Hope Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon from 3:30 until 5:30. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Duke University. Online condolences may be sent to www.springhopefh.com