Obituary: Raymond Warner, 91, of Pentwater

February 15, 2024

Ray Warner

Obituary: Raymond Warner, 91, of Pentwater

Raymond LeRoy Warner, 91, of Pentwater, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

Ray was born on December 12, 1932, the son of the late Samuel and Bertha (Schumaker) Warner. On May 27, 1978, he married Janet (Bier) Warner. They shared 45 years of marriage together.

Ray was employed by Jackson Vibrators/Pandrol Jackson, working as a painter. In 1995, after 25 years, Ray retired. He also worked as a roofer. In his free time, he enjoyed wood working, drawing patterns for his projects, and later gifting them to his family members. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved his time with his nephew, Gary, where they enjoyed pizza together. Ray loved Western movies and could be found watching them from the time he woke up till the time he went to bed.

Ray is survived by his wife, Janet Warner; children, Beth (Doug) Warner, John (Deborah) Warner, Kathy (Michael) Nabicht, James Lathers, and Sharon (Bill) Sponhauer; grandchildren, Adrian Quesnot, Sylvia Warner, Melisa (Sam Smith) Esposti, Aaron Gaffney, Auden (Lily) Lathers, Keah (David Dipzinski) Moore, Noah Robinson-Gaffney, Tara (Shane) Fountain, Shannon Lathers, Nathaniel (Randi) Lathers, Zachary (Megan) Sponhauer, David (Ashley) Sponhauer, and Laura Sponhauer; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, and nephews.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Bertha Warner; children, Kenneth Lathers, Douglas Lathers, and Susuan Lathers; great grandchildren, Gairon Gaffney, and Elijah Sponhauer; sisters, Evelyn (Richard) Weiner and Reva (Jack) Rocks; brothers-in-law, Melvin Freese, and Roger Wilson; sister, Barbara (Bert) Coon; and infant brother.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Park Place, 310 Rush St., Pentwater.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,

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