Donald "Duck" L. Warner, 65, of Harriettsville, died Sunday (Sept. 30, 2012) at Marietta Memorial Hospital from a lengthy illness.
He was born on Oct. 29, 1946, in Caldwell, Ohio, son of the late Grant (Shorty) and Ruth E. Oliver Warner.
He attended Shenandoah High School until he joined the service in 1965. His bravery during the Vietnam War earned him several medals and two Bronze Stars. He was in the 1st Calvary Division 2/12 and ran many search and rescue missions. He was discharged with honors in 1967 from the Army. He worked at Eramet Marietta and retired in 2001, after 32 years of service; prior to that he ran a bread and milk route. He loved his cats, Pudge and Lucky, and spending time with his grandchildren, and was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan.
He married Linda L. (Bennett) Warner on Oct. 9, 1965; they were married 46 years. She preceded him in death by 20 days on Sept. 10, 2012. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Alice Warner; two brothers, George and David Warner; three sister-in-laws, Marilyn Warner and Mel Warner and Linda Warner.
He is survived by two daughters, Julie Pottmeyer (Ron White) of Williamstown and Lori (Mike) Dietsch of Marietta; 10 brothers, Leonard Warner, Walter (Debbie) Warner both of Caldwell, Ronald (Marge) Warner, Clarence (Becky) Warner and Jerry (Mary Jo) Warner all of Byesville, William (Linda) Warner, James Warner, Frank Warner, Rick (Denitra) Warner all of Summerfield, Fred (Jennifer) Warner of Virginia; two sisters Barbara (James) Leonard of Summerfield, Joan Yocum of Pennsylvania; two grandchildren, Taylor and Tyler Haught of Marietta; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws; and his special cousin, Donnie Kirkbride.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel, at 1021 Pike St., Marietta, with the Rev. Tim Valentine officiating. Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 4).
Thank you to the many doctors and extended staff at MMH, Dr. Kelli Cawley, Marietta Home Health and Hospice, Harmar Place staff and a very special thank you to Mary Ann Troyanovich at MMH.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Strecker Cancer Center, 401 Matthew St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750.
Online condolences may be made at hadleyfh.com.