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Odessa Funeral Home

1700 North Jackson, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

James Richard Warden

March 7, 1941August 21, 2019

James Richard Warden touched the hand of his Lord on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in Odessa. He was born March 7, 1941 in Seattle, WA to the late Joseph L. Warden and Geneva L. Johnson.

He was an active member of the Odessa Salvation Army Corps for over 30 years. He was a volunteer member of the disaster team, the Christmas program and advisory board. Ill health ended his volunteerism. He retired from Odessa College in 2004.

James especially loved a funny joke, a clever play on words, playing cribbage, and his two Chihuahua pups, Emily and Tuffy. He always had a smile on his face.

Those left to cherish James’ love and memory are his wife, Dianne; son, Kelly Warden of OR; stepsons, Michael Feeser of Odessa, David Feeser and wife Louise of McKinney; brother, Jack Warden; brother in law, Oakley Baker; and grandchildren, Hannah Feeser and Beth Kimbrell and husband Cody; and great grandson, Nolan Ryan Kimbrell.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Warden and Geneva Johnson; and stepfather, Harold B. Peterson.

A memorial service will be held at the Odessa Salvation Army Chapel at 810 E 11th St, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 1:30 PM with Captain Jay Ward officiating.

Please visit odessafuneralhome.com to leave online condolences.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph L. Warden, Father (deceased)
  • Geneva L. Warden, Mother (deceased)
  • Harold B. Peterson, Step Father (deceased)
  • Dianne Warden, Wife
  • Kelly Warden of OR, Son
  • Michael Feeser of Odessa, Texas, Step Son
  • David and Louise Feeser of McKinney, Texas, Step Son
  • Jack Warden, Brother
  • Oakley Baker, Brother-in-law
  • Hannah Feeser, Granddaughter
  • Beth and Cody Kimbrell, Granddaughter
  • Nolan Ryan Kimbrell, Great Grandson

Services

  • Memorial Service @ Salvation Army Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Memories

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Dianne Warden

August 31, 2019

James was my loving husband for 29 years. We were looking forward to celebrating our 30th on Sept. 29, 2019. In my heart we will.

There was always a smile on his face and if trouble came along he would say to me, "Don't worry, the Lord is in charge." He had many little gems like that to keep me calm and feel safe.

I will miss him the rest of my life and will rejoice when we are together again forever.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

James Richard Warden was born March 7, 1941 in Seattle, WA to the late Joseph L. Warden and Geneva L. Johnson.

He was an active member of the Odessa Salvation Army Corps for over 30 years. He was a volunteer member of the disaster team, the Christmas program and advisory board. Ill health ended his volunteerism. He retired from Odessa College in 2004.

James especially loved a funny joke, a clever play on words, playing cribbage, and his two Chihuahua
pups, Emily and Tuffy. He always had a smile on his face.