Herbert Edward Warner
June 30, 1927 ‒ October 28, 2018
Mount Gilead, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio
A steadfast man of integrity, Herbert Edward Warner, age 91, of Mount Gilead, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Bennington Glen Care Center following an extended illness.
On June 30, 1927, Herbert, also known as Eddie, was born in Galion, Ohio, the second of four children of the late Herbert Gale and Maude Ruth (Cronenwett) Warner. He graduated from Iberia High School in the class of 1945.
While still in High School, Herbert enlisted to serve his beloved country in the U.S. Navy, a veteran of World War II. He served aboard the U.S.S. Princeton in the Pacific theater. He was a proud member of the Seabees (U.S. Naval Construction Battalion).
During a leave from the Navy, Herbert was set up to meet the sister of a fellow Navy soldier, Dorothy Marie Smith. A week later, he proposed, and from there the rest is history. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Herbert and Dorothy were married on February 21, 1948. Together they shared seventy years of marriage, and lovingly raised four children: David, Cindy, Randy and Cray.
Herbert worked for the Morrow Electric Co-Op, now known as Consolidated Electric, as a linesman. He worked there for forty five years until his retirement in 1992.
He was a television repairman, and helped wire hundreds of houses and barns throughout the community. He was always learning, taking classes later in life on auto mechanics and computers. He tinkered around in his garage and restored a Pontiac Trans Am.
A man of faith, Herbert was a fifty year plus member of the Mount Gilead Church of Christ, where he served as an elder, deacon, and Sunday School teacher. He also served as secretary for the Morrow County Genealogy Society.
Having a deep appreciation for nature, Herbert had a lifelong affinity for trees, planting an entire forest for his FFA project in high school, and digging up and restoring any trees he saw in the community in need of saving. He also had a green thumb, keeping an extensive vegetable garden every year.
Herbert will be dearly missed by his wife, Dorothy Marie Warner; four children: David (Vickie) Warner of West Palm Beach, FL, Cindy (Kenneth) Boswell of Caledonia, OH, Randy G. (Cindi) Warner of New Carlisle, OH, and Cray (Kimberly Sue) Warner of Walterboro, SC; 9 grandchildren: Lori (Rick) Custard, Luke Warner, Matthews (Andrea) Warner, Nichole (Ben) Sarver, Joseph Boswell, Amanda Warner White, Breanne (Tim) Beaver, Coral (Ken) Spicer, and Levi Warner; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, Herbert was preceded in death by his brothers: Warren and Carroll Warner; and sister, Marilyn Casto.
His family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Services honoring his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the Mount Gilead Church of Christ (address below), with Pastor Doug Bryan officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the V.F.W. Post 8054 and AMVETS Post 87 will follow in Shauck Cemetery in Johnsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Gilead Church of Christ, 322 Iberia St., Mount Gilead, OH 433338.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Herbie’s family and your favorite memories and condolences may be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.