Funeral services for Warren Attaway, age 89 of Yantis will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016 at First Baptist Church – Yantis with Gale Kimbrough and Dwayne Attaway officiating. Interment will follow at Yantis Cemetery with Carroll Dean Attaway, Douglas Attaway, Ronnie Day, James Jennings, Gary Mallet and Tommy Swarigen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are David Attaway, Donny Day, Neil Norton and the Deacons of First Baptist Church – Yantis. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
Warren passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born on October 18, 1926 in Floydada, the son of George Franklin and Carrie Pearl (Hicks) Attaway. He married Juanita Mae Swatsell on January 12, 1949 in Yantis. He served the military in the U.S. Army and then re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, served as a Deacon at First Baptist Church – Yantis for over sixty years, served on the Yantis ISD School Board for eighteen years, formerly was a dairy farmer, was in the construction business and retired from the insurance business where he was affiliated with Germania Farm Mutual for thirty-five years.
He is survived by his wife; children, Beverly Kay Page and husband, Robert of Tyler, Michael Warren Attaway and wife, Pegi of Winnsboro and Wesley Howard Attaway and wife, Christi of Miller Grove; grandchildren, Karla Kay Gregg, Michael Lynn Attaway, Autumn Grier, Brandy Quick, April Reel, Ashley Davis, Wesley Zane Attaway, Jennifer Collins, Benjamin Zack Attaway and Jonathan Michael Attaway; thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers and four sisters.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Legacy Hospice, 301 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482; First Baptist Church – Yantis, 100 Church St., Yantis, TX 75497 or the Yantis Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 344, Yantis, TX 75497.