WARREN, WILLIAM E. "ED," 88, of Victoria, TX, was lifted up to be with his Lord and Savior on April 18, 2013.
Ed was born in Earlington, KY, on January 31, 1925, to the late Farleigh Edward (F.E.) Warren and Lois Peyton Warren. He married Frances Brownell on November 27, 1945.
Ed was a graduate of the University of Louisville (Go Cards!). He retired from Union Carbide after 37 years of service, where he was the Human Resources Manager at the Seadrift plant. He was a past president of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and a past president of the Port Lavaca Kiwanis International.
Ed was a faithful member of Grace Presbyterian Church, serving as an Elder. He was very active in many church activities and really cherished his Sunday School class.
Ed was a veteran of World War II, and was proud to have served as an infantry soldier for the United States Army, 29th Division. On June 6, 1944, he found himself on the shores of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France as part of the Allied Forces invasion. Upon arrival on the beach, he was immediately wounded and was extremely fortunate to escape with his life, while countless others that day did not. Ed was ultimately awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He was a proud member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) chapter of Victoria.
Ed was an avid golfer for many years, with three holes-in-one to his credit. He was also a huge Chicago Cubs fan and loved watching sports of all kinds.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ed is survived by his wife of 67 years, Frances Brownell Warren; a son, Doug Warren and wife, Laurilyn of Victoria; three grandchildren, Jameylyn Warren of Brooklyn, NY, Rachel Warren of Austin, TX, and Keaton Warren of Victoria, TX. He is also survived by his cousin, David Peyton and wife Jerri, also of Victoria, TX.
The family would like to thank the outstanding staff at Citizens Hospital 5th floor rehab wing, Dr. Peter Nguyen and Dr. Charles Daniel for the excellent care that they provided him. We would also like to thank all of Ed's buddies at the Victoria Country Club for their support, as well as the countless others who have offered kind words and condolences.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church, 3604 N. Ben Jordan, in Victoria, TX.
If so desired, memorial donations in Ed's honor can be made to Grace Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements under the care of Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, TX.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 20, 2013