Garry Andrew "Bear" Warren, 51, Brazil, died Monday, June 23, 2003, at 1:58 p.m. in St. Vincent Clay Hospital.
He was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Brazil, the son of Henry Andrew Warren and Mary Frances Sutherland Warren.
He graduated from Brazil High School in 1970 and attended Ivy Tech State College where he trained as a welder. He worked at his father's service station, Warren's Northwood Station, and Stran Steel as a welder. For the past 11 1/2 years, he served as the street commissioner for the City of Brazil. He was also a past president of the Indiana State Street Commissioners Association.
He was very active with the Republican Party and served as treasurer of the Clay County Republican Central Committee and finance chairman of the Clay County Republican Party in the past. For many years, he was the Republican Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 1 City of Brazil and a delegate to the Indiana State Republican Convention. In 2000, he was appointed alternate presidential elector for the Seventh Congressional District. He was also a past member of the Clay County Election Board.
He was a member of the El Shaddai Emmaus Community of Illian and the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil, where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed church activities, woodworking and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Charles H. and Nina Warren.
He is survived by his mother; one brother and sister-in-law, Chip and Chris Warren, and one nephew, Michael Warren, all of Wintersville, Ohio; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil with the Rev. Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home and again Friday from 9 a.m. to time of service at the church.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil Youth Programs. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and the church.
For more information, see www.moorefuneralhome.us.