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Olie “Bardon” Warner, 88, husband of Dorothy “Dot” Ann (Gum) Warner of Blue Grass, passed away Friday, February 10, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born October 19, 1934 in Riverton, WV a son of the late Emory John and Tena Catherine (Judy) Warner.
An active member of his community, Bardon was a member of the Hightown United Methodist Church, Blue Grass Ruritan Club, Highland County Farm Bureau and the Sheep and Wool Producers Association and caretaker of both Blue Grass and Hightown cemeteries.
A life-long farmer, he enjoyed his cattle, sheep, donkeys, horses and his barn cat, “Meow.” He also built a sawmill where he liked to spend as much time as possible. In his spare time, he could be found playing his guitar, singing his favorite songs and playing with his band “The Blue Grass Valley Boys.” He also enjoyed tending to his honey bee hives and growing his prize-winning potatoes. Above all, Bardon will be remembered as one to always lend a helping hand.
Predeceased family members include brothers, Roy “Butch” Warner, infant brother, Richard Warner; and half-sister, Marie Cobb.
In addition to his wife of 67 years, Bardon leaves behind two daughters, Tena W. Turner and spouse, Dean of Fishersville, Crystal W. Stephenson and spouse, Troy of Glen Allen; two sons, Robert “Barney” Bardon Warner and spouse, Robin of Blue Grass and Timothy W. Warner and late companion, Bill Newman of Landenburg, PA; five brothers, Buddy of Green Bank, WV, Ray of Beverly, WV, Gene of Beverly, Steve of Valley Bend, WV and Kenneth Warner of Elkins, WV; four sisters, Ina W. Pitsenbarger of Franklin, WV, Mary W. Tenney of Elkins, WV, Linda W. Cross of Beverly, WV and Kitty W. Ball of Elkins, WV; three grandchildren, Jonathan C. Warner and spouse, Sara of Blue Grass, Jesse C. Warner of Pensaola, FL and Caitlyn T. Maxfield and spouse, Ian of Zebulon, NC; two great-grandchildren, Bonnie Jean and Margo June Warner, both of Blue Grass; aunt, Mary W. Marshall of Blue Grass; as well as his special “sidekick,” Adam Snook of Seabeck, WA.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at Obaugh Funeral Home with pastor George Taylor and Rev. Andre Crummett officiating. Burial will follow in Blue Grass Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Rod Ritchie, Dakota Ritchie, George Smith Jr., Gary Jack, Chris Swecker, Herb Lightner, Lanny Wimer and Mike Marshall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Arbogast, Nathan Rexrode, Alvie Humphreys, Jake Colaw, Jackie Will and Junior Kimble.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Additionally, Obaugh Funeral Home’s staff will receive family and friends wishing to pay their respects throughout the day Monday, February 13th, 9 a.m - 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Grass Cemetery, 3042 Blue Grass Valley Road, Blue Grass, Va. 24413, Hightown Cemetery, c/o Sarah Shifflett, 87 Maple Sugar Road, Hightown, Va. 24465 or to a charity of your choice.
Monday, February 13, 2023
9:00am - 7:00pm (Eastern time)
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)
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