Everette Newton Warren

December 28, 1938March 12, 2018

A kind hearted man who had a contagious laugh and took good care of family and friends best describes Everette Newton Warren, 79, who passed away suddenly at his home on March 12, 2018.

Everette was born December 28, 1938 to the late Ernest Warren Sr. and Dorothy (Spargo) Warren. He was beloved by his family and had a host of friends here and abroad, especially in Japan. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. Everette was a Professor at Gaston College and taught Business Administration and Economics for many years and also taught American English for many years in Japan. He loved to travel and had become a world traveler. He enjoyed collecting art and books. His door was always open and he never knew a stranger. Everette will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory are his three siblings; sister, Ann Hedman of Pt. St. Lucie, FL, brothers, Francis Warren of Gastonia and Ted Warren of Mount Holly; several nieces and nephews.

Everette was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude Warren and Ernest Warren Jr.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Carothers Funeral Home in Gastonia.

A private burial will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Friends of the Library, c/o Laurel Morris, 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 in Everette’s memory.

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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Warren family.


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Paula Brown

March 16, 2018

Everette -- he always came into our section (Collection Development) of the library with a smile, loved to stop to talk about book sale or life, and his laughter was great. He was a sparkle during the workday that we were privileged to experience. His infectious good nature will be with me. A kind gentle man who I will miss greatly. Gone but not forgotten in my heart.

Eiji Yoshikoshi

March 15, 2018

You will always live in my heart!
I never forget you!

Ann Hedman

March 15, 2018

Dear Friends and Family,
Thank you all for sharing your time and your stories about Everette today.
We are never ready to have someone as vital as Everette take his leave.
What we do have are all of the wonderful memories.
Memories that all of you shared with us today.
Everette touched so many of us in deep and profound ways.
We were the lucky ones.
If you knew Everette for a brief time or for years, you knew that he sincerely cared about YOU.
Ted, Frank, and I will remember your kindness as you helped us know Everette even better.
Everette would have loved being with you today.
Remember his laugh and treasure his friendship.
Thank you, Ann Warren Hedman

Chizuo Yoshikoshi

March 15, 2018

He taught us too many things not only American English but also the life. We love love him so much! We miss you! CRY! CRY! CRY! CRY! We have never forgotten Everette for rest of our life.

Bruce and Carol Hicks

March 15, 2018

From the first time we met Everette, he was like family. He was always so loving and giving. We will miss you, your great smile and infectious laughter. Much love to all your family.

Bruce and Carol Hicks

Leo Yoshikoshi

March 15, 2018

Since before I was born, Everett was a part of our family. Many times he visited Japan and met us. When he was in Japan, most of the time we spend together. He came to the Yoshikoshi's house, we had dinner, talked in the living room and watched TV. We really enjoyed the time we spent together. We are a family, definetly. We will never forget about Everett.

Catherine Pierce

March 15, 2018

I met Everette through the Teague/Pierce family, and he was a very delightful person. He always shared stories and laughter and was a good friend to my niece and nephew, Lauren and Andrew. God bless you all through this time of mourning. He will certainly be missed.

Tom Gibson

March 14, 2018

Dear Warren Family --
I am so sad to learn of Everett's death.
I met Everett when I came to teach at Gaston College (fresh out of college, myself!) in 1968. Everett took me under his wing and (along with Ken Davis, my office-mate during my second year at Gaston) became my good friend. I am thankful for many a delicious dinner at the Warren home on evenings that I would otherwise have eaten alone! I still have, and use, your Mom's recipe for "Herbed Chicken en Casserole". Yum!
When I married in the summer of 1970, in Vermont, Everett was my best man! And a best man he was!

Maggie Lee

March 14, 2018

Dear Warren Family,
So sorry about the passing of Everette. I met Everette through Ann his sister a very dear friend of mine. He was indeed an inspiration with his knowledge, his love for family and friends and of course his sense of humor. We will all cherish the beautiful memories of the time we spent with Everette and the affect he had on our lives.
Love, Maggie Lee

Kazumi & Gary Day

March 14, 2018

It seems like yesterday. We celebrated Everette’s birthday at our house with some Japanese food, which he really enjoyed. We talked a lot about Japanese culture and heard about some of his many adventures in Japan. His friends from Nagoya sent their son Reo to NC a few years ago. We offered both of them a tour of Lake Norman on an inflated tube, which Reo accepted while Everette politely and firmly refused. Thanks for so many good memories!