Charles H. "Bud" WARWICK III

WARWICK, III, Charles H. "Bud"

Charles Henry "Bud" Warwick, III, of Palm Beach, Florida, died peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2013 following an extended illness. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on June 4, 1924, to Charles H. Warwick, Jr. and Elizabeth Culbert Warwick. The family moved to West Palm Beach in 1927, where his father established a successful law practice. Bud attended Conniston Junior High and Palm Beach High School, then finished secondary school as a cadet at the McCallie School, then a military academy, in Chattanooga. During World War II, he was commissioned a first lieutenant, earning his wings as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. Bud flew B-24 bombers, but Japan surrendered unconditionally when they learned that Bud's squadron was being deployed to the Pacific Theater. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he met his bride-to-be Elsie McCoy "Mac" Cushman of Conway, South Carolina, he enrolled in law school at Stetson University in Deland, Florida, graduating in 1950. Bud and Mac were married in 1947 in Conway. While in Deland, they produced the first of their three children, Charles H. "Buddy" Warwick, IV. After graduation, the young family moved back to West Palm Beach where Bud joined his father in the practice of law. Bud practiced law in West Palm Beach and then in Palm Beach for sixty-one years, until his retirement in 2011. He was the second oldest living past president of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. In addition to operating a busy law practice, Bud served his community in many capacities including service as a member of the Palm Beach Town Council. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach for several years, where he oversaw the construction of the Victor W. Farris building, in 1988. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Sailfish Club of Florida, and of the Everglades Club in Palm Beach for many years. Two great tragedies of his life were the loss of his first-born child, Buddy, in 2000, and of his newborn son, Harvey Shannon Warwick in 1954. Bud is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elsie "Mac" Warwick of Palm Beach, Florida; a daughter, Elizabeth "Sugar" Warwick Thebaut (Tony) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; his sister, Mary Clark Bronaugh Britten (Bill) of Nashville, Tennessee; two granddaughters, Shannon Thebaut Howell (Rylynn) and Katherine Louise Warwick; one great grandson, Clark Rylynn Howell; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral ceremonies for Bud Warwick will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Charles H. Warwick, III to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. QUATTLEBAUM FUNERAL HOME Family Owned and Operated (561) 832-5171

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2013