He was born on July 6, 1930, in Teter Gap, the son of the late Dice and Annie (Bennett) Warner.
Mr. Warner was a 1950 graduate of Circleville High School, where he played on their first football team and was a member of the FFA. After graduation, he moved to Maryland and worked for Potomac Electric Power Company before becoming a police officer for 16 years for Montgomery County and until his retirement. He moved back home to Franklin where he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, logging, antique car shows and watching WVU sports. In 1999, he was inducted into the Bear Hunter’s Hall of Fame.
He was an original member of Christ Central Church in Upper Tract.
He dearly loved his grandchildren and enjoyed the quality time he spent with them.
On July 6, 1951, he married Loveain (Hedrick) Warner, who preceded him in death on June 3, 2020.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory a daughter, Carol Hoover (Rick) of Franklin; grandchildren, Tim Hoover, Melanie Moyers (John) and Derrick Hoover (Kaila); great-grandchidlren, Brisco, Americus, Keid, Makenna, Marleigh, Bryer, Andrea, Ashton and Ellanore.
He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Warner; a brother, Ralph Warner; and a sister, Nola Warner.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Sam Harper officiating. Interment was in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorials may be made to Christ Central Church, PO Box 1286, Franklin, WV 26807.
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