Johnny Garnett Warner, 84, of Woodstock, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Dutch Haven in Maurertown. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. Reverend Robert Hoskins will officiate. Military Honors will be by Woodstock American Legion Post #199.
Mr. Warner was born September 6, 1931 in Franklin, (Pendleton County), West Virginia to the late Gabriel Warner Sr. and Sylvia Hevener Warner. He moved with his family to Woodstock when he was three years old. He attended Woodstock Elementary School and graduated from Woodstock High School where he was quite active in sports and played football, basketball and baseball. He also played summer community league baseball for several years. After serving in the United States Air Force, he earned his BS Degree from the University of Virginia. He taught in Fairfax and Rappahannock County Public Schools, Pembroke State University, Pembroke, NC and Montgomery County Maryland Public Schools where he coordinated the Business Education Cooperative and coached swim teams at the high school level.
He became a real estate broker and returned to Woodstock in the mid-seventies to establish Woodstock Realty which he owned and operated for more than twenty-five years. He was a member of the Woodstock American Legion and Woodstock Moose. Earlier he was quite an avid golfer.
He is survived by a son, Greg Bowman and wife, Shelley of Maurertown; two grandchildren Gregg and Erica; four great grandchildren; one brother, Daniel Lee Warner of Fairfax and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Olive Rose Warner Young and three brothers, Gabriel Warner Jr., Cameron Elwood Warner and Donald Ray Warner; and his beloved American Legion Comrades and Golf Buddies: Woody Woodworth, George Carter, Jimmy Carter, Ronnie Carter, Joe Grimes, Don Lloyd, and Frankie Painter. May they all enjoy golf in Heaven someday!
Pallbearers will be Frankie Painter, JW Painter, Fred Evans, Jimmy Carter, Ronnie Carter, Joe Grimes and Robin Ebersole.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Woodstock American Legion Building Fund,P.O. Box 357, Woodstock, VA 22664.