Jimmie Dyre Warner, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Seneca Rocks Tuesday evening, Feb. 18, 2014, after an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 27, 1936, at Riverton, the son of the late Walter and Mamie (Harper) Warner.
Mr. Warner was a member of Onego Brethren Church where he taught the adult Sunday school class and served as both a deacon and superintendent for several years. He enjoyed deer and squirrel hunting, fishing, gardening and watching Pittsburgh Steeler and West Virginia University Mountaineer football.
He was a graduate of Circleville High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1954-1958, where he served as a staff sergeant and airplane mechanic. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Afterwards, he continued his service as a reservist for four years. He worked at the Chevrolet plant in Cleveland, Ohio, and then as a carpenter in Maryland for several years before returning to work on his family farm in Riverton, and then later retired from Greer Lime after 32 years of service.
On Aug. 23, 1958, he married Dorothy (Turner) Warner, his wife of 55 years, who survives.
Also surviving are one son, Rusty Warner of Sunningdale, Berkshire, UK; three daughters, Melody Hedrick and husband, Rocky, Kris Manly and husband, John, and Kelly Sypolt and husband, Bob, all of Seneca Rocks; and four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren. He also is survived by one brother, Jack Warner of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two sisters, Grace Moody of Newark, Ohio, and Alice Cowger of Franklin.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Tammy Lynn; a brother, Harmon Bob Warner; and two sisters, Martha Pitsenbarger and Nellie Warner.
The family will receive friends at Schaeffer Funeral Home in Petersburg Friday from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Onego Church of the Brethren Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dusty Twigg and Evangelist Greg Adamson officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Turner Family Cemetery in Onego, with military rites accorded by the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.