Born 9-18-1918 -- Died 5-16-2007
Memorial services for Colonel James Lewis "Jimmie" Warren Sr., 88, of Thayer, Mo. were held on May 18 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, in West Plains.
Colonel Warren died May 16, 2007 at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains.
He was born Sept. 18, 1918, in Shamrock, Okla. the son of William Jacob and Dory Young Warren.
On June 14, 1941, he was married at West Plains, Mo. to Helen Faye Johnson.
Colonel Warren was an auctioneer and livestock dealer and after his retirement, was a realtor with Risner Realty.
He was inducted into the Southeast Missouri Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 because of his many years of playing, coaching and encouraging young players and was honored as being one of the top three auctioneers in the U.S.A. at an auctioneering contest held in Missoula, Mont., in the 1970's.
Colonel Warren belonged to the Mammoth Spring Music Association and was a regular performer at many of their shows and contests where he played the harmonica.
The family owned Fout's Boat Dock on Lake Norfork in the 60s and he loved fishing and telling big fish stories. He shared his love of fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was an avid gardener and shared his harvest with family and neighbors.
He is survived by: his wife, Helen Faye Warren, of the family home; four children, Judy Smith, Charleston, Mo., James?J. Warren, Jr., West Plains, Vicki Ragan and husband Ken of Thayer, and David Warren and wife Andra, Surf City, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren, Steven (Misty) Smith, Jimmie (Laurie) Warren, Amy (Jarrett) Hardcastle, Beth (Nick) Schmitt, Marie-Alana Ragan, Eric (Courtney) Ragan, Dr. Ty (Dana) Warren, Natalie (David) Askew, Seth Warren and Jessica Warren; eight great-grandchildren, Samantha and Jacob Smith, Abby and Leah Warren, Kelsey Watkins, Devin and Andrea Schmitt and Gladys Ragan; two sisters, Dorothy Templin, Thayer and Bristow Mayo, Hamilton, Mont.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers, Fred, Harry, John and Jesse Warren; five sisters, Guila, Sybal, Eva, Joanne and Anne; and one son-in-law, Ralph Smith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Hill Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.