In Loving Memory Of...
J. Philip “Phil” Warner, 75 of Findlay went to meet his Lord on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay. Phil was born on April 1, 1937, in Findlay to H. Morris and Ruth E. (Foster) Warner. Phil graduated from Findlay High School in 1955 and attended Findlay College, majoring in business. Phil proudly served in the 148th Infantry, U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years and 2 years in the Army Reserves. Phil married Rosalind (Wasson) Warner on May 21, 1960, and they lived very happily together for 52 years. Phil worked at Findlay Paint Company as Assistant Manager for 4 years. Phil also worked at Sears in Findlay, where he served as department manager of paint, electrical, hardware, and home improvement over his tenure of 22 years. Phil retired in 1985, and moved to Florida with Rose and Jason. Phil worked in Florida for Morton Plant Mease Health Care in Dunedin, Florida for 15 years, retiring in 2008.
Phil was a right half back with Findlay High School. He coached Pee-Wee Midget Football and also assisted with the Youth Baseball Program. His favorite football teams were Florida State, Ohio State, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Phil loved golfing, especially with his son and grandson. Phil was a lifetime member of Central Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon, usher, Youth Director, and Sunday School Teacher for many years. Phil also loved singing in the church choir. He, Rose, and Jason were members of First Christian Church, Clearwater, Florida for 24 years, until their return to Ohio in 2009.
Phil loved and adored his family and loved spoiling not only his children, but his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Phil is survived by his wife, Rose Warner; children, Jeffrey (Arlene “Liz”) P. Warner, and Jason P. Warner, of Findlay, and Cindy (Schuyler) L. Kirvan, of Benton Ridge; 6 grandchildren, Michael (Corrina) J. Trumpy, Alisha (Josh) M. Felkner, Rachelle (Mike) L. Allen, Amanda (Mark) J. Muzy, Brandon B. Kirvan, and Jeremy P. Warner all of Findlay; great-grandchildren, Avery M. Allen, Maddison N. Kirvan, Alivia M. Muzy, Ayden S. Allen, Hadley P. Helms, and Harper C. Trumpy all of Findlay; brother, Paul (Carol) M. Warner; sisters, Jane Humprey, and M. Lynette “Lynn” Warner; and many loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Phil was preceded in death by his parents; and brother -in -law, William Humprey. Phil will miss his friends, classmates, and especially his friendship with his lifetime buddy, John Linhart.
A celebration of Phil’s life will be held at Central Church of Christ, 307 E. Hardin St., Findlay on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contribution’s in Phil’s name may be made to Central Church of Christ. HUFFORD FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 1500 Manor Hill Rd, Findlay (419-422-1500) has been entrusted with the arrangements.