Drum Funeral Home - Conover

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William Farel Warlick Jr.

September 21, 1923July 26, 2019

William Farel Warlick, Jr , 95, passed away peacefully on July 26,2019 at Caldwell County Hospice in Lenior, N.C.

A private graveside ceremony will be held at the Conover City Cemetery in Conover, N.C. Farel was born on September 21, 1923 in Conover N.C. to Farel Sr. and Alma Warlick.

Farel was graduated from Newton High School, attended the University of North Carolina and was graduated from Lenior Rhyne College in 1948. He served in the United States Army during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Highly decorated, he received the Bronze Star for valor in combat during the conflict in Korea. Rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel he retired in 1975 after more than 29 years of service, Farel was gifted with a fine lyric baritone singing voice, enjoyed traveling and loved a good joke. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of over 50 years Ruby Wilson Warlick, sister Sarah and husband Tay Lowrance, sister Christine and husband J. Council Lingle, sister Vivian and husband Preston Yount and brother-in-law Oscar Lawing .

He is survived by his sister Dorothy Lawing of Hickory, N.C., daughter Alice Rebecca Quesenberry and son-in-law Charles Quesenberry of Lake Lotawana MO., son William Farel Warlick, III and daughter-in-law Barbara Melinda Warlick of Camarillo, CA., 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the incredible staffs at the Shaire Center in Lenoir, N.C., Caldwell County Hospice in Lenior, N.C., and Hertiage Greens in Greensboro, N.C.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to: Shaire Center, 1450 Shaire Center Drive, Lenoir, N.C. 28645; Caldwell Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St NW, Lenior, N.C., 28645; or contributors choice.

Condolences may be sent to the Warlick family at www.drumfh-conover.com

The Warlick family has entrusted arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover N.C.


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Judy Hutts

August 8, 2019

Farel and Ruby were our neighbors on Aftonshire Drive for many years. They were so much fun, we all enjoyed having them at all our gatherings because they were the life of the party!
Many good memories. We all loved them.

Connie & Jim Lingle

July 31, 2019

Family - Uncle Farel was as special as his name. He was definitely one of a kind; one to be remembered. His love of life, courage, determination, infectious smile and his devotion will live on in our memories forever. Each week when we spoke, he always had a joke, a short tale and even some politics to discuss; but, he never, ever ended without saying "I Love You"...that was his trade mark...Love. I am sure he is now enjoying all the tales with the love of his life, Aunt Ruby, his parents, sisters, and all his other friends and relatives. May God grant His peace and grace to all.

Arthur Toompas

July 31, 2019

Very sorry for your loss. June and I were backyard neighbors with Farel and Ruby when we lived on Clarendon Drive. Very much enjoyed being friends and neighbors.

Arthur and June Toompas

Judy Kirby

July 30, 2019

Farrel and Ruby were old friends of my parents, Ralph and Mildred Bost, in Newton. I remember them coming to visit. My sympathy to you all.

Sam Warlick

July 29, 2019

Sorry to hear of his passing, his dad was my great-uncle, Ruby was my 8th-grade teacher, and I fondly remember the Lingle-Yount cousins. My condolences to the entire family.