Dr. John R. Warner, Jr., age 73, of Buckhannon, WV died Monday, November 30, 2009 at Holbrook’s Nursing Home in Buckhannon. He was born November 27, 1936 in Topeka, KS, a son of the late John R. Warner, Sr. and Ione Gray Warner. On July 22, 1960 he married Judith Ebright who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Peter Warner and wife Cindy of Philadelphia, PA and Stephen Warner and wife Debbie of Buckhannon; one daughter, Jennifer Fishman and husband Steve of Cleveland, OH; three granddaughters, Lindsey Ryan of Boston, MA, Jackie Warner of Philadelphia and Lacey Warner of Buckhannon; four grandsons, Logan Warner of Buckhannon, Mitchell and Nicholas Warner both of Philadelphia and Charlie Fishman of Cleveland and one brother Donald Warner of Kalkan, Turkey. Dr. Warner was a Professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College in the Dept. of Sociology and an ordained elder of the United Methodist Church. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Buckhannon. He was a member of the WV Academy of Science, contributing columnist for the Charleston Gazette, Eagle Scout, and Swimming Instructor. He was a husband, father, grandfather and brother. He loved painting, photography, traveling, gardening and his grandkids. Friends will be received Wednesday, December 2, 2009 from 4-8 PM at the Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home. He will lie in state on Thursday from 10-11 AM the funeral hour at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Damon Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park. At the request of the family, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Dr. John Warner Memorial Fund at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 59 College Ave., Buckhannon, WV 26201. Poling-st. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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