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David Lee Warren

2021-12-11

Mr. David Lee Warren, 85, of Fernandina Beach passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at the Warner Center for Caring.

He was born in Lenoir, NC and was a son of the late Robert Frederick and Lydia Blankenship Warren.

Mr. Warren joined the Air Force as a young man and served honorably for 20 years and then retired. During his career in the Air Force, he served in a wide variety of locales including France, Libya, the Philippines and Korea to mention a few.

After retirement he made is home in Orlando and worked in the Orange County Government in the Human Resources Department. After retirement, he and his wife, Blanche moved to Fernandina Beach 16 years ago. Here, he was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

Mr. Warren was a longtime member of the Bible Baptist Church. He served faithfully wherever he could. He was an avid bowler so long as his health permitted and over the years enjoyed fishing and hunting depending on what was available where he was living at the time. In keeping with his faith, he could often be found wearing a hat with the slogan “Jesus is the Boss” or another reference to his faith. They could serve as conversation starter so he might be able to speak with somebody of his faith.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Blanche in 2016 and an infant son, Patrick Fred Warren.

He leaves behind his children, Rudy Warren and Sandra (Robert) Keller, both of Fernandina Beach and Monique (David) Cutnaw of Lake Mary, FL and two grandchildren, Ryan and Brittany Keller, both of Fernandina Beach.

Funeral services for Mr. Warren will be held Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM.

He will be laid to rest, with full military honors, beside his wife at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

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