Rev. Otis F. "Pokey" Warren

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Rev. Otis F. (Pokey) Warren of Anniston, AL died at home surrounded by family members on Saturday, January 26, 2019. "Pokey" was born June 30, 1930 in Piney Flats, TN to Clyde and Irma Warren. Siblings included Ronald, Donald and Sam Warren (all deceased) and sisters Virginia (Harold) Rutherford of Bristol, TN and Sandra (Robert) Hunter of Huntington Beach, NC. He is survived by wife of 67 years, Martha H. (Marti) Warren, also of Anniston. Four daughters: Jan Warren Day (Ellijay, GA) and her children, Carl Day (Heather) of Ellijay, GA; Rachel Johnson (Brandon) of Charlotte, NC; Connie Warren Baker (Bill) of Anniston and her children: Jenni Jennings (Chris) of Talladega, Jon Baker (Ellen) of Winnemucca, NV; Ethan Baker of Anniston; Elizabeth Fain Warren and her children: Clay Weathers (Nicole) of Colorado City, CO; Daniel Weathers (Heidi) of Phoneix City, AL; and Ellen Weathers (Sebastian) of Santiago Chile; and Christie Warren Jones (Preston) of Jacksonville and her daughter Sarah Burrage (Zach) of Southside, AL and Chuck Ridgeway (Leslie) of Bowling Green, KY. Pokey was the great-grandfather to: James, Caroline and Kathryn Day; Harper and Abigail Johnson; Elijah Burrage; Ezekial Baker; Madeline Jennings; Isabella Baker; Norah Wilder-Weathers; Logan, Gabe and Gia Lifsey and Madeline and Christina Thigpen. Pokey was active in sports during high school and college, playing basketball, football and soccer. His love for fishing and golf were favored hobbies, as well. He attended Bob Jones University, and graduated from King College and Columbia Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. As a pastor, he served congregations in Tennessee, Union Point, GA and Anniston, AL. He also served various smaller congregations as a supply minister for the Sheppards and Lapsley Presbytery. After retiring from the ministry, he was employed at Wakefield's for 25 years as a men's clothier. Pokey's life-long passion was for photography. His work was recognized by the Gadsden Museum of Art, The Smithsonian Institution and the Old Mill Society of America. He created greeting cards and DVD's that were sold at Callaway Gardens featuring his butterflies and garden settings. His works can still be seen on his website at or purchased at Nunnally's Art and Framing in Anniston. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the men and women from Amedisys Hospice who loved and cared for Pokey during his final days. A celebration of life service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 3rd at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers please make memorial gifts to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 75 Lenlock Lane, Anniston 36206.
Published in The Anniston Star on Feb. 1, 2019
Arrangements under the direction of:
Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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