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William Arthur Warren

October 8, 1940 — March 10, 2023

Shawnee

William Arthur Warren (Bill) was born in Holdenville, OK on October 8, 1940.

He passed away peacefully on Friday, March 10, 2023. He attended Shawnee High School and graduated as part of the class of 1959. He continued his quest for knowledge at St. Gregory's College, Oklahoma Baptist University, and the University of Oklahoma, graduating Summa Cum Laude and earning Master's degrees in both Math and Physics. Bill was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1966 and honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force in 1972.

As a teenager, Bill worked as a mechanic at the family auto repair shop in Shawnee, then for a short while at OG&E. He went on to a celebrated career at Tinker Air Force Base as a computer programmer and systems analyst for the B1-Bomber, retiring after 38 years of federal service. He enjoyed his time as an amateur radio operator and his call sign was WB5TZQ. He served Civil Defense as a storm chaser during the 70's and 80's. Bill was an exceptional mechanic, builder, woodworker, and could build or repair just about everything.

He married Jane C. Williams on November 24, 1962 and celebrated 60 wonderful years of marriage. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Warren and Dorothy Warren.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jane Warren of Shawnee; son, Larry Warren and wife Janna of Shawnee; daughter, Melissa Warren of Shawnee; two brothers, Steve Warren and wife Kaye of Lenoir, NC and Theron Smith and wife Christi of Edmond; as well as many nieces and nephews. Bill's most prized possessions were his granddaughters Grace and Faith Warren of Shawnee.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm with family present to greet friends from 5-7pm. A funeral ceremony for Bill will be held at the Walker Funeral Chapel on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm with pastor Larry Sparks officiating. Following the ceremony, Bill will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be: Melissa Warren, Larry Warren, Theron Smith, Jay Benton, Jason Warren, and Farrell Lewis.

Honorary Casketbearers will be: Grace Warren and Faith Warren.

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Visitation

Friday, March 17, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Walker Funeral & Cremation Service

201 E 45th St, Shawnee, OK 74804

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