OBITUARY

Eugene Warren Aune Jr.

October 30, 1954May 3, 2013

Eugene “Warren” Aune, Jr. was a friend, golfer, and successful businessman who passed away last Friday, May 3rd, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was being treated for cancer for the past many months and was taken from us much too early at the age of 58.

Warren is survived by his wife Jo Anne, daughter Eden and father Eugene Warren Aune. Brother Jon Aune, wife Marci and children Ashley, Kaylee, Coy, Carson and wife Rachael and their daughter Quinn, Mary Catherine and husband Travis Sikes. He is also survived by brother Greg Aune, wife Karen and their children Austin, Turner, Chad and Carrie.

Warren was a wonderful father to Eden. Whether it was on the volleyball court, soccer, gymnastics, or cheerleading team you could always see and hear him leading Eden’s team cheers.

After attending Hillcrest High School in 1973, Warren played on the golf team at the University of Texas with Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite before graduating. He played on the PGA Tour in the early 70’s. Career highlights include winning the 1976 Heart of America Midwest Four Ball Golf Championship in St Louis with Dean Fawcett and taking 2nd in the Trans Miss Invitational.

Over 20 years ago, Warren joined G&K Services where he served as their General Sales Manager.

When not working, Warren spent much of his free time at Royal Oaks Country Club where he was often seen at the Driving Range, offering sage counsel to those who were seeking to refine their golf swings. He was also a terrific gin rummy player and often seen holding court in the 19th hole with tales of life on the PGA Tour!

Warren will be missed by so many of us. But we know his journey to heaven will be surrounded by the love that he shared with so many.

Visitation will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home Tuesday evening between 5 - 7 PM. The memorial church service will be at 1 PM on Wednesday at St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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Steve Griffith

January 29, 2014

I am truly saddened after just learning of Warren's passing today Jan 29 2014 . I have many great memories of my early childhood friend Warren. At about 5-6 he wore his first football uniform. We played football and baseball in his backyard with Jon and Greg. Warren's zeal for sports and life was inspiring to his friends. My warmest condolences to Warren's family.

Christy Leonard ( was Snyder in HS)

August 25, 2013

Warren was such a dear, loyal friend to me in Junior High and High School! He will be sorely missed. I am praying The Lord will give peace and comfort to his family. I am so sorry....just found out about this. May The Lord continue to bless all those who loved him.

Don Oakes

July 8, 2013

I just became aware of Warren's passing and wish to convey my condolences to Warren's family and friends. I attended elementary and high school with Warren and had looked forward to seeing him at our 40th reunion this Fall. Even in elementary school, Warren was a high achiever, an promising athlete, and a well liked and respected individual. These sentiments are echoed by the comments of his friends and coworkers. Like several others in our close knit childhood neighborhood, his passing is much too premature. Our blessings go out to his family. Don Oakes and Family.

Lyn

May 15, 2013

" I think I'll miss you most of all Scarecrow"

Liz Maguire

May 13, 2013

Dear Greg,

I was so sorry to read about the passing of your brother. The loss of a loved one is so hard and my heart goes out to you and your family. I hope,in time, your wonderful memories of him will sustain the pain and void you are feeling.

In my prayers,
Liz McBee Maguire

Lori Maness

May 11, 2013

Warren, Words can never express the loss felt by your passing. You were a great mentor, boss and friend. You took on the task of overseeing the greatest team and made us all better for knowing you. Thank you for having confidence in me and giving me the confidence to strive for better. Your smile will always be missed, but never forgotten.

Christine Cail

May 9, 2013

I was blessed to work with Warren for the past 7 years. He had such a vibrant spirit, when he entered a room it would light up and those around would too. I can still hear him coming in "I'm back and better than ever!" and in the afternoon he could be heard singing his own rendition of songs. I miss him greatly, work will never be the same. Eden I'm profoundly sorry for your loss and my heart aches for you and your family, you will all be in my prayers always. May the strength of the lord be with you all during this time.

May 9, 2013

Dear Jon, and Greg (Duker), Although I haven't seen you guys in many years, I often think about the great times we had playing "Tackle The Man With The Ball", in the Morris' lot. Warren was "Untackleable", and just a great all around athlete. Y'all were all a big part of my great memories of growing up in Merriman Park. I am terribly sorry for your loss, and wish you and your families all the best.
Doug Lueckemeyer

Rosemarie Rieger

May 9, 2013

Dear Jo Anne,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

John Foster

May 9, 2013

I would like to share a life lesson which Warren taught me. Also, Warren's Dad deserves much of the credit for teaching him proper respect on the golf course. Our Senior year in HS we played a lot of golf together and this day we had our usual 2 man team match going. We played 3 or 4 times per week at Royal Oaks CC as guests of the club. On hole #7 I had a 10 foot par putt to halve the hole. As usual I was taking too much time. Warren mentioned there were members waiting on us in the fairway. But I was too stubborn to speed up. Once Warren realized a quick putt was not going to happen, he said "let's go, pick it up, it's good". He knew how important it was to be respectful to the members who had given us the privilege of playing at their course. Thank you Warren for teaching me this valuable lesson through your example. I pray that the Lord will comfort the Aune family now and in the weeks ahead.