William Wayne Warren
William Wayne Warren
  • June 22, 1924 - October 30, 2011
  • Jackson, Mississippi

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W. W. Warren (Snooks), 87, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Lymphoma. He passed away at his home in Jackson, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home High Street location. Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park.

Mr. Warren was born June 22, 1924 to the late Isaac and Dora Phillips Warren of Pearson. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII in the South Pacific Theatre. Mr. Warren was a loyal and proud member of the American Legion Jackson Chapter for 69 years. He was a self-made man with numerous ventures in the Jackson area; as a builder and developer, he owned and operated W.W. Warren Construction, Triple W. Investments, and Triple W. Ranch, Inc. In addition, he was an avid outdoorsman, who spent many hours hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his seven siblings and two sons: William Wayne Warren, Jr. and Rory Allen Warren.

He is survived by Orinette Allen Warren, his wife of 54 years, and his daughters: Tracy Warren Blair (Randy), Gená Warren Canton (William), Dominique Rene Warren, Cynthia Warren Ball, and Brenda Warren Farr; son: William David Dickson; his granddaughters: Dominique MacConnell, Alex Weeks, and Cristen Nelson; his grandsons: Bradley Canton, Chase Canton, Brett Sparks, Mark Taylor, Shane Taylor, Scott Taylor, Jonathan Ball, and Colby Dickson; as well as 10 great grandchildren.

The Warren family would like to extend many thanks to all of Mr. Warren's doctors over the years. The family is also incredibly grateful for the compassion and care shown to Mr. Warren and his family by the kind, professional people at Odyssey Hospice. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the employees at the Barrington for all of their kindness and assistance over the years. Also, a very special thank you goes out to Linda Chapman, without whom life would have been much more difficult on everyone.

Donations in memoriam may be made to: The American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Foundation.