William H. Warren, Sr

February 29, 1932 - January 25, 2009
William H. Warren, Sr

William H. Warren, Jr., 76 of Wilmington passed away January 25, 2009 at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents William (Jack) H. Warren Sr., and Linn Stein Warren, sisters Barbara Miller and Lyndal Warren, and son William (Jackie) H. Warren, III.

Bill is survived by his wife Ramona Blake Warren, daughters Gwen Martin and husband David, Kimber Herring and husband Dave, and Sandi Bozart, grandchildren Sally, Rex, and Maggie Martin, Catherine, Lilly, and David Herring, Melanie Bozart and her father Ron Bozart.

Bill served his country in the US Army and then attended University of Houston. After graduation he worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers and retired as Chief of the Drafting Room in 1988, but continued his endeavors at Catlin Engineers and Scientists. His love and knowledge of the water allowed him to use his experience to design many piers, docks and marinas along the East Coast. He was very involved with Thalian Association and the Azalea Festival. Bill’s greatest love was the water and was a charter member of the “Masonboro Maniacs”.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be 3:00 PM, Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Wrightsville Beach United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

A special thanks to Lower Cape Fear Hospice nurse and case worker, and our very dear friends and family who made this transition bearable.

As Bill would always say “Look out for the Yankees!”

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1553 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • January 28, 2009
    Brenda Blake Skinner says:
    My love and prayers are with you. Bill was a great example of how to live peacefully and lovingly. He will be missed.

  • January 26, 2009
    Pat & George Rice, Sr says:
    RAMONA AND FAMILY... Was heartbroken to hear the news today of "Sonny's" passing. He was always Sonny as we grew up together. I was his 1st cousin, Pat Weedon.So sorry we won't be able to be with you in your time of grief. George and I are not well and unable to travel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless, Bill,and the ones he left behind.

  • January 26, 2009
    Steve & Sharon Elwood says:
    We send our love and our prayers and thank God for the opportunity to know such a wonderful man. Loving and giving, he shared his life with everyone, never entertaining a selfish thought. Working with someone, you really get to know them pretty well. Bill was always smiling and was a great co-worker. He made sure that we shared in his joy, by knowing his family. He was so proud of all of them and his smile always grew as he spoke of them. Bill, your love will live on through your wife, your family, and others that have crossed your path. May God be with all of you. Much love, Sharon & Steve Elwood

  • March 19, 2009
    DAVID L MARTIN says:
    2 months now and i love him more today and i watch his daughter and i know i knew a special man he did something to us to help us cope. how smart a man

  • January 28, 2009
    Wayne and Jane Hanson says:
    Ramona and Family, We share your grief on the loss of a fine man. We were fortunate to share times with you and Bill at the Corps, the Thalians, and good times on the beach. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the Memorial service. Dominus Vobiscum. Wayne and Jane Hanson