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Johnie Warner
Johnie Galen Warner, 86 of Fairmont went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Mapleshire in Morgantown. He was born in Franklin in Pendleton County on May 14, 1931 a son of the late John Warner and Mary (Simmons) Warner.
Johnie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 62 years, Theda (Vandevander) Warner. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a driver for Bell Lines and retired from Smith Transfer after 25 years of service.
Mr. Warner was a devoted member of the Fellowship Baptist Church for more than 50 years. He was a supporter of many missionaries. Johnie was a kind-hearted giving person, always willing to help others often with lawn mower repairs. He had a wonderful sense of humor and many friends. In addition, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and always had a beautiful garden.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Michael Warner and his wife Kathy of Fairmont; his daughters, Patsy Warner of Fairmont, Linda Bilotta and her husband Joseph of Rivesville and Susan DeVito of Fairmont; his grandchildren, Michelle Parrish, Jesse Bilotta, Cori Luzadder, Nicolena Wylie and Anthony DeVito; great grandchildren, Bronson Wylie, Landon Luzadder, Lincoln Luzadder, Spencer Parrish and Mason Parrish; his brother-in-law, James Witt of Greensburg, Pennsylvania; several nieces and nephews and a close family friend, Bill Welch of Fairmont.
In addition to his parents, Johnie was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy, Mary Ann Warner and two sisters, Teretha Thompson and Valda Lee Witt.
The Warner Family would like to thank Mapleshire for their wonderful care of Johnie during his illness.
Friends and family may call at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant Street Fairmont on Monday from 5pm to 8pm and on Tuesday 10am to Noon. The funeral service will be at Noon on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 with Pastor Glenn Stevenson officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Marion County Veterans Council Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, 28 Fellowship Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Warner Family at www.carpenterandford.com
Published on July 9, 2017
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