VALE- Walter Theodore Warlick, Jr., 88, of 760 Rockdale Road, entered peacefully into life eternal on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at his home.
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Walter was born in Cleveland County on Aug. 12, 1925, to the late Walter Theodore Warlick, Sr. and Lessie Lawrence Downs Warlick.
He served in the US Navy during World War II on a destroyer escort vessel in the European Theater. He returned home and started the family business, Warlick Brothers Dairy, Inc.
Walter was a life-long active member of Norman's Grove Baptist Church. He served his church in numerous capacities including deacon, church secretary and Sunday school teacher.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Warlick.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ida Iwilla "Witts" Mull Warlick; four daughters, Jane Moss and husband Steen of Denver, Lois Lineberger and husband Bob of Lincolnton, Gail Anthony and husband Linny of Vale and Beth Bechtold and husband, Karl of Newton; six grandchildren, Carrie Moss Morgan and husband Pat, Will Lineberger and wife Alesha, Mary Heather Lineberger and Lydia Lineberger, Sarah Katlyn Anthony, and Walt Elmore; two great-grandchildren; Anderson Lineberger and Sawyer Morgan; two brothers, Ray Warlick of Vale and Troy Warlick of Casar; four sisters, Mary Lou Davis of Shelby, Cecelia Miller of Lenior, Margaret Harbison of Webster Grove, Mo., and Phyllis Miller of Huntersville.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Norman's Grove Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Revs. Keith Huss and Cecil Buff
Burial: Will follow in the church cemetery
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials: May be made to Norman's Grove Baptist Church, 309 Casar-Belwood Road, Lawndale, NC 28090 or to the Donors Choice.
Online Condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Sept. 27, 2013