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.

  • We are so very sorry for your family’s loss. We have so many memories of Herb. He was always a delight to talk to at Bennington Glen. Prayers.

  • You are an amazing force. I will always carry you lesson within my heart. I did not say goodbye only because I will see you again! Go rest high on the mountain until we meet again

  • We are so sorry for your loss.
    Herb made an impact on our lives and he will certainly be missed. Until we meet again
    Doyle and Marilyn

  • Herb was a faithful member of the Morrow County Genealogical Society. He, along with wife Dorothy, spent many volunteer hours compling data and records for future use by Morrow County genealogists. We are thankful for his service to our Society and offer condolences to his family.

  • I am so sorry for you loss but know he is heaven and hope he is having a wonderful reunion with our family members, including my Dad, Richard Warner.
    I will have all in my prayers.


  • Herb was always so welcoming when our family started attending MGCC. Prayers for your family. ❤️

  • I’m sorry I never got the chance to know this side of my family. Eddie would have been my Uncle as his wife Dorothy is my grandfather’s (the late Howard Smith’s) sister. My heart goes out to his family and friends. It sounds like he had quite a life — and anyone who loves nature and trees as he did sounds like a real salt-of-the-earth person. Peace and light to Uncle Eddie (Herbert).

  • To Herb’s family….He was a wonderful man who I had the pleasure of having lunch with everyday. He was a good friend and I enjoyed his company. God Bless you, and know that he is in a better place. He will be missed by his Bennington Glen Assisted Living friends. With love, Diana Schott.

  • My deepest sympathy to all of you, especially sweet Dorothy. May our Lord comfort you and may the memories you have make you smile.

  • Dear Dorothy,
    When I first started going to church, you and Herb were the first ones to greet me. I remember how you and Herb always held each others hand at the closing prayer. My husband and I do this now thanks to you and Herb. God be with you during this time.

  • Please accept our heartfelt sympathy following the death of Herb. His family brought him so much joy, and he was such a kind, kind fellow. May God bless you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  • What a great example of a life well lived and full of serving others! Prayers for all of his loved ones who are missing him yet celebrating his life here in earth and in heaven! Lisa (Peterson) Miracle

  • “The death of an old person is like the loss of a library.” African proverb

    Your father and grandfather’s life and “library” are full of wisdom, knowledge and experience from which you will continue to draw throughout your lives. What a blessing to be recipients of such heritage! As you reminisce and grieve this godly man, may love and laughter be what you remember most.
    Rachel Blevins