Buddy Warren, 80, of Miller City, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at St. Francis Health Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
Mr. Warren was born on March 31, 1940, in Pulaski County. He was the second of 11 children born to Elige and Lois Robertson Warren.
On Aug. 7, 1957, he married Dora Bell Lessar in Elco. She preceded him in death on Nov. 19, 2016. He was a devoted and loving husband for over 63 years.
Mr. Warren is survived by his 10 brothers and sisters, Darrell Warren, Clint Warren, Deloris Martin, Link Warren, Shirley Dunn, Danny Warren, Rick Warren, Terry Warren, Tim Warren and Johnny Warren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, including a beloved cousin, Noma Dodson.
Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
He was a lifelong farmer and worked for Patton Farm in Miller City. He was also a skilled butcher.
Mr. Warren had a great love of the outdoors and served for many years as a hunting and fishing guide. He was widely known for his goose calling abilities.
He was an active member of Alexander Freewill Baptist Church. He was an avid music lover.
A graveside service honoring the life of Buddy Warren will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, today, at the Meisenheimer-Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1465 Mt. Olive Rd., Dongola. Pastor Sam Ramdial will officiate. Interment will follow.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Meisenheimer-Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Warren’s brothers and nephews.
Those attending the service are reminded to observe all customarily accepted social distancing guidelines. The family specifically requests all who attend to wear a face mask or covering. In order to facilitate social distancing, everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair.
Memorials can be made to the Alexander Freewill Baptist Church, 23335 Brownsville Rd., Thebes, Ill. 62990.
To share a memory or to leave an online message of condolence for the family, visit www.baileyfh.com.
Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna is in charge of arrangements.