WARNER, William “Bill”
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William Howard “Bill” Warner passed away on February 12, 2020. Bill was born August 28, 1917 in Fordsville, KY; the son of William and Lora (Howard) Warner. A veteran, Bill proudly served his country in World War II as a Staff Supply Sergeant in the United States Army, serving under General George S. Patton. Bill worked as a maintenance supervisor at Gulf and Western Industries for 30 years. He loved working on cars and owned his own auto garage in Middleville for many years. Bill built a cabin in Baldwin and lived there for a full year. He was a Boy Scout leader, and an avid golfer up until 100 years old. On June 10, 1942, Bill married the love of his life: Orretta McNutt and she preceded him in death in 2017. Bill is survived by children: Deloris “Dee” (Jerry) Bradley, Gary Warner, Tom (Jan) Warner, and Carol Robinson; fifteen grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren; thirteen great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter: Barbara Greenfield in 2001, sisters: Hazel, Cora (Jimmie), Stella and Ruth. Bill’s family will receive friends Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Middleville United Methodist Church, Middleville, where his funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Pastor Tony Shumaker, officiating. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post 45. Burial will take place in Rutland Cemetery. For a more lasting memorial, contributions to Middleville United Methodist Church or Thornapple Manor will be appreciated. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Bill’s family.