CLEVELAND — Owen R. Warren, 83, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Bolivar Medical Center, Cleveland.
He was born in Bolivar County at home on June 7, 1936, to Albert Edward and Verna (Douglas) Warren and was the youngest of their nine children. He married Carol Vaught, of Greenville, on Sept. 17, 1971, and they remained in Greenville to start their family. They were members of First Baptist Church, Greenville.
He attended Boyle High School, where he was selected to attend Boys State and was voted “Most Friendly.” He graduated in 1954. After graduation, he attended Delta State University, where he studied accounting. He also proudly served his country in the Army and enjoyed his time being stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. After returning home, he worked as a bookkeeper for Denton Dairy in Cleveland, Hollandale Agricultural Services, and then Torrey Wood and Son in Hollandale, where he retired. He then moved back to Cleveland from Greenville to be closer to family. He enjoyed working in his yard and visiting friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two sisters, Elsie W. Gill, Essie W. Scott; and five brothers, E.G. Warren, Doug Warren, Lars Warren, J.A. Warren, and Bobby Warren.
He is survived by his daughter, Lyn Hubbard and her husband, Dr. Jay Hubbard, of Senoia, Georgia; sister, Bettye W. Solomon, of Memphis, Tennessee; and three grandchildren, Caroline Ivy Hubbard, Lee Cooper Hubbard, and Margaret Warren Hubbard, all of Senoia, Georgia. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and dear cousins to cherish his memory.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, May 8, at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with Dr. Steve Huber officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157, or Immanuel Baptist Church, P.O. Box 479, Cleveland, MS 38732.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at clevelandfuneralhome.net.