Howard Wilson Warren, Jr., 74, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at  his daughters home, surrounded by his family.


Howard was born in Cumberland County to the late Howard Wilson and Kathleen Caudle Warren. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. Howard enjoyed time spent with all his grandchildren.  He worked in the textile industry and also repaired televisions and small engines. Howard loved music and playing his keyboard. Howard cared for his vegetable garden, collecting LP albums and a good fishing trip. He was preceded in death by wife of 30 years, Patricia; sister: Sarah Jane Warren.


Howard is survived by daughter: Elizabeth Ritter, son: James Lynn Morgan and wife Paula;  grandchildren: James Timothy Freeman III, Julie Warren, Randy Lee Ritter II, Christine Ann Ritter, Michael Darrin Adam  Singletary, Christine Gill; sisters: Ida Mae Warren Brady, Sylvia Warren Childress, Carol Kay Morgan and husband Kenneth; brothers: Jim Warren and wife Sybil, Robert Michael Warren; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Graveside service will be 3:00 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at  Putnam Friends Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Edwin Moore officiating.    


Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Warren Family.


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  1. So sorry to hear of the passing of Howard. I remember him from attending Highfalls School many years ago. He was always a kind and gentle guy. Prayers are with the family.

  2. Jim and family, you and I were in the same grade, I am so sorry for your loss.. I lost my oldest brother almost 2 yrs. ago..

  3. So sorry to hear of Howards passing. You all are in our thoughts and Prayers. Ida Mae and I went to school together and Howard used to fix a lot of things for my grandparents when they lived in Glendon years ago. Remembering all of you in Prayers. Ricky and Gail F Smith

  4. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father Howard Warren Jr. who also had served in the UNITED STATES ARMY some time ago for the love of his COUNTRY he was a kind & caring man he will surely be missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN are Hearts & Prayers go out to you and your family May God Be With You & your family in Your Time of Need Love You All JOY & GEORGE LEWTER

  5. ……….so sorry to hear of the loss of another High Falls School Classmate.
    Our prayers go out to the family.

  6. You will be missed my “brother in law” I will always remember the times we shared… like swimming and fishing together in deep river…squirrel and coon hunting and ha ha ha getting lost at night in the deep woods! I’m deeply saddened at this time by your passing… but my heart rejoices knowing that by you and I knowing “Jesus Christ” as our savior we will meet again In heaven!

  7. Uncle junior in glad we were able to talk on the phone not long ago. You’ve always picked and played with your nieces and nephews, you will be missed dearly.

    Love always
    Your niece
    Jamie Childress

  8. Lynn and family.
    We are sorry for your loss of your father. I am proud of your accomplishments. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

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