PADUCAH, Ky. - John Martin Warren, 85, of Paducah, KY passed away Sunday, January 13, 2013 at his residence.
John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and attended Broadway Baptist Church. John was a lifetime member of VFW and DAV. At 17 years old, he lied about his age and enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Pacific, Korea, Germany and Vietnam. During the cold war, he patrolled the border between East and West Berlin. He received six good conduct medals, a Pacific Theater Operations Medal and a Combat Infantry Badge. John was a certified IBM Programmer Analyst. While residing in CA he served as Sr. Clerk/Cash Receipts for American National Insurance and Farmer Insurance Company. Most recently, he worked as a bagger at Kroger's.
Survivors include one daughter, Rosmarie Williams, Gainesville, Fl; one step-daughter, Christa Peischer, Germany; three grand-children, Sharon Reid, Vanessa Migon Sears and Calvin L. Sears, Jr.; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Preceding in death were his wife, Carolyn Copeland Warren; parents, Benjamin Harrison Warren & Myrtle Lee Poole Warren, one son, Larry Martin Warren, three sisters, Mildred Warren, Dorothy Warren, Valeria Warren Bailey and one brother, Benjamin Herman Warren.
Services will be held Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Revs. Paul Hatcher and Steve Gorham officiating. Entombment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with full military rites. Friends may call at the Lone Oak Chapel Milner & Orr Funeral Home on Wednesday after 11:00 a.m. until service time.
Expression of sympathy may be made to; Merryman House, P.O. Box 98, Paducah, KY 42002. You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.
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