STERLING – James E. Warren, 87, of Sterling, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at his home. He was employed by Parrish Alford as a forklift operator prior to retiring in 1985 with 35 years of service.
Mr. Warren was born Nov. 1, 1926, in Adona, Ark. to Jess and Joanna (Abston) Warren. James was a World War II Veteran. He was stationed in the Philippines and Japan, and had the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., on the Honor Flight. He married Bernice (Bartz) Warren on Oct. 25, 1952, in the parsonage at West Jordan Lutheran Church by Pastor John F. Eshbaugh.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; one daughter, Sally (Mark) Oelrichs, Sterling; one sister, Mary Harper, Adona; two brothers, Luther Warren, Rock Falls, and Tom (Faye) Warren, Adona; one grandson, Adam Oelrichs, Sterling; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Automese Dunn; and two brothers, Cephus and Robert Warren, all of Arkansas.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at Schilling Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of Harvest Time Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park with full military honors.
Memorials may be directed to the family or Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice.
Go to schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.