William A. "Billie" Warner Jr., 65, of Norwalk, died Thursday evening, May 8, 2008, in his residence.
He was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Goodwill, W.V., son of the late William A. and Dorothy Lee (Mock) Warner Sr., and came to this area from Huntington, W.V. in 1985. He was a member of Latter Rain Deliverance Ministry of Norwalk. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was an employee of the Norwalk Reflector. He was a former employee of Crest Trucking Co. in Bellevue. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing, bicycle riding, house painting, and family get-togethers.
He is survived by his sons, William A. Warner III and Kayla Rosin of Norwalk, who are expecting their first child, and Michael Cook and Shannon Perkins of Sacramento, Calif.; stepson, William and Barbara Sheller of Sandusky; stepdaughter, Valerie and Daniel Cogswell of Norwalk; and his significant other, JoAnn Sheller of Norwalk. He is also survived by his brothers, Michael and Edie Warner and Ronnie Mock, all of Norwalk, Robert "Bobby" and Janice Warner of Lorain, and James and Linda Buckhannon of Huntington; sisters, Stephanie Bangura and Tammy Harkness, both of Norwalk, Charlene "Penny" Buckhannon of Springfield, Mass. and Valerie Smith of Nevada, Mo.; nine grandchildren; aunts, Gracie Claytor of Norwalk, Valerie Smith of Nevada, Mo., and Carol Simpson of Grayson, Ga.; uncles, Eddie Warner of Columbus, Ohio, Ernest Warner of Mullins, W.V. and Bobby Warner of Hampton, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ava Denise Warner in 1990.
Friends may call from noon, Wednesday, until services at 3:30 p.m. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main St., Norwalk; Pastor Stephanie Bangura will officiate. Inurnment will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Baby Warner Benefit Fund, c/o Firelands Federal Credit
Union, Norwalk, OH 44857. Condolences may be sent at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.