Ralph Jay Warner, 81, of Circleville, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the home of his daughter, Shirley Lamborne, in Circleville.
He was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Circleville, the son of the late Dice and Annie (Bennett) Warner.
His wife, Nellie Warner, preceded him in death Dec. 26, 2004.
Mr. Warner was a graduate of Circleville High School and was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and Masonic Lodge 144 AF & AM. He had worked for 33 years for the U.S. Forest Service as a construction and maintenance supervisor, and he was a farmer.
Mr. Warner is survived by a daughter, Shirley Lamborne and husband, Michael, of Circleville; two sons, Glenn Warner and wife, Janet, of Moorefield and Teddy Warner and wife, Lucinda, of Circleville; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Warner; a sister, Nola Warner of Petersburg; a brother, Roy Barth Warner and wife, Lovaine, of Franklin; eight grandchildren; four stepgrand children; nine great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, Ralph was preceded in death by a son, Bill Warner; a brother, Glenn Dice Warner; and two sisters, Dovie Welton and Edna Virginia Warner.
Mr. Warner's family will receive friends today 6-8 p.m. at Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Roger Gorby officiating. Interment will be in Teter Hill Cemetery at Circleville.
Memorials may be made to: North Fork Volunteer Fire Companies or Rescue Squad. Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com.