Mr. Ernest Dee Warren passed away peacefully on March 8, 2021, with his family by his side. He was born May 6, 1935, in Guthrie to Joe D. Scott and Tommie Dee Puckett. At the age of two, and after the death of his mother, he was adopted by his Aunt Bill and Willie Warren.
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He was a basketball star at Greenville High School. He also met the love of his life, Rebecca Lynn George, while attending there. They were married at First Christian Church of Greenville on December 27, 1955.
Ernest was employed with Robinhood Flour. Followed by a position with Hensons. After graduating from East Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree, he went to work for Vanity Fair. He finished his master’s program in Business Development while there. He won many awards for outstanding salesperson. He was with Vanity Fair for 35 years.
In 1985, he and his wife moved to Lone Oak to their dream farm. They have resided there for 36 years. Ernest enjoyed his John Deere tractor to the fullest, his riding lawnmower, raising cattle and anything farming with his neighboring farm buddies! He also had a huge love of dogs, taking in many strays.
Ernest and his wife Becky were members of the First Christian Church of Lone Oak for 30 years. There he served as an elder and chairman of the board.
Ernest served in the US Army for 8 years. Although he was never drafted, he was promoted to Sergeant.
Ernest was an avid member of the NRA and contributor to all divisions of law enforcement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe D. Scott and Liz Scott; mother, Tommie Dee Puckett; adoptive parents, Willie and & Bill Warren; and sister, Peggy Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Rebecca Lynn Warren; daughter, Elaine Harrington and husband Patrick of Carrollton; son, David Warren and wife Laura of Alto, NM; sister, Betty Hinson and husband Bryant of Waco; sister, Bobby Crank and husband Johnny of Austin; four grandchildren, Billie, Debbie, Tyler, and Ashlee; great-grandchild, Nevaeh; daughter-in-law, Ruth Warren; and numerous other relatives, brothers and sisters in Christ, and many dear friends.
The family will have a short informal graveside service 2 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Hooker Cemetery, Lone Oak.