Edward Ray WarrenApril 5, 2017
Edward Ray Warren, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina. The family will receive friends following the service.
He was preceded in death by daughter: Karla Lynn Warren; brothers, John Friel Warren and Walter Warren; and sisters: Janette Buchanan, Katherine Johnson and Nell west.
He retired from the US Army with 21 years of service as rank of Master Sergeant. He was also a Korean and Vietnam veteran. Edward retired after 20 years of service as head of the State of North Carolina Vital Records.
He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Edward is survived by his wife of 48 years: Margaret Swafford Warren; daughter: Mitzi Warren Layell and husband, Jerry of Burnsville; son: Edward Ray Warren, Jr. and wife, Dawn of Greensboro, NC; brother: Sonny Warren; grandchildren: Justin Layell and wife, Jennifer, Savannah McKinney and Lucas Pendley; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Thomas Funeral Home in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Condolences may be left at thomasfuneral.com.
This obituary is a courtesy of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.