John Reuben Warren, Sr. passed away Sept. 20, 2020 at the age of 88.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1932 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Carl Howard and Ola Reid Warren. John served in the U.S. Navy for 3 1/2 years, retired from American Cast Iron Pipe Company where he was employed for 37+ years.
He is a charter member of the Inspection Department and was Quality Assurance Manager. He was chosen to serve one year as Director-At-Large on the Acipco Board of Directors by his fellow employees. He served on the Pier Review Implementation Team and is a member of the National Management Association, Acipco Chapter.
John was a member of Huffman Baptist for 50+ years, taught Sunday School more than 30 years, was a life time deacon and served on many committees through the years. He served with Gideons International.
John played baseball in Birmingham area for many years, later played softball for Huffman Baptist Church almost 28 years. He was inducted in the Central Alabama Metro A.S.A. Softball Association Hall of Fame, 1997.
He leaves his wife, Edna Earle, of 67 years, one daughter, Kathryn Champion (Dave); three sons, John Warren, Jr. (Dawn), Steven Warren (Michelle) and Dennis Warren (Jan); ten grandchildren, Leah W. Black (Matt), Joel Warren, Justin Strange, Allison DeArman (Rob), Nicholas Gardner (Amanda), Mitchell Gardner (Molly), Daniel Warren (Judith), Seth Warren, Scott Warren (Naoko) and Matthew Warren; ten great grandchildren, Brooklyn, Matti and Evan Black, John, Reid and Isla DeArman, Bryant and Bradley Gardner, Cade Warren and William Gardner; nieces and nephews, Debbie Goodwin, Lynn Rasco, Cindy Bosque and Scott Warren.
Those who have gone before him, parents, grandson, John Christopher Warren, sister, Mary W. Rasco and brother, David Warren. Visitation will be from 11am until 12pm Friday, Sept. 25, with chapel services following.
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