Claude Warren, 82, of Mountain City, Tenn., went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born on Feb. 28, 1931, to the late William Luther Warren and Clara Crowder Warren. In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by a stepmother, Ella Mock Warren; son-in-law, Donnie Osborne; sister, Mildred Treadway; and brothers, Edgar Warren, Glenn Warren and Raymond Warren.
Claude enjoyed showing Saddlebred horses and antique automobiles. His pride and joy was his grandchildren and he loved spending time with them and spoiling them.
Claude was an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Claude is survived by his wife of 52 years, Faye Reece Warren; daughters and son-in-law, Debbie and Melvin Humphrey and Diane Osborne and fiancÚ, Pete Pavusek, and his children, Petie and Peyton; sister, Wilma Tester; brother, Ernest Warren and wife, Ruth; grandchildren, Shane Humphrey and girlfriend, Rebecca Royston, Isaac Osborne, Aaron Osborne, Rebekah Humphrey and boyfriend, Brad Lipford; great grandchild, Carson Lipford; several cousins, nieces and nephews, and host of friends.
Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Pastors Jim Norman, Bob Taylor and Harry Wills officiating. Special reading will be by Joe Crosswhite. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. prior to the service.
Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastors Jim Norman and Bill Worley officiating.
Pallbearers will be Shane Humphrey, Isaac Osborne, Aaron Osborne, Lynn Reece, Doug Wilson, Brad Lipford, Pete Pavusek and Melvin Humphrey.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim Mixon, Skip Wills, Harvey Brown, Dale Phillips, Bud Mount, all of Claude's nephews, Men of Humphrey Masonry, and all of the farmers who have supported him through the years.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 151 Claude Warren Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683.
Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.mountaincityfh.com.
The family of Claude Warren has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church St., Mountain City, TN 37683.