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Thurlow "Jack" Warrick

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HENDERSONVILLE-Thurlow "Jack" Warrick died peacefully at the John F. Keever Solace Center on April 22, 2014 at the age of 91. He was eager to rejoin his beloved wife Geraldine Bichler Warrick and children, Rebecca Warrick Kuharsky and Scott John Warrick who predeceased him.
Jack was born in Terre Haute, Indiana July 12, 1922 to Thurlow Jack Warrick and Ida Marie Strubbe.His mother informed his sister Lura and him early in life that they would attend and graduate from college. Jack became an electrical engineer and worked for the General Electric Transportation Division in Erie, Pennsylvania (1946-1971) and Campinas, Brazil (1972-1984). Prior to beginning his professional career the U.S. Army offered him the opportunity to learn to drive while serving with the Chinese Army in Burma. He reported that he 'learned to drive on the Burma Road." He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and upon his return to the States he could lay claim to having circumnavigated the globe by the age of 24.
Jack was a hard-working, problem-solving man; a devoted husband and loving father. A friend described him as "the life of the party; a smile on his face; a laugh hale and hearty. Quiet he isn't, subtle he's not; his sense of humor will not be forgot. . ."
He is survived by daughters Deborah Aiton (David), Kimberly Warrick Frye (Kory), and son Matthew Warrick (Diane), 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
A private family service will be held with burial at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, Flat Rock, NC.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd and Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Apr. 26, 2014
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