Dr. William Warr

May 24, 1934November 22, 2018

Dr. W. Spurgeon Warr, age 84, of Phenix City, Al, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Dr. Warr was born May 24, 1934, in Abbeville, Al., to the late Mary Louise McCloud Warr and Buford S. Warr. He graduated from Central High in 1952, Auburn University in 1955, UAB in 1959, Internship and Residency at the Med. Center in Columbus, Ga from 1960-1962. He began his practice in 1962. He was a member of American Academy of Family Practice, Southern Medical Association, Sons of American Revolution Coweta Chapter, Traveler’s Protective Assoc., Tenn. Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Assoc., Amen Choir of Phenix City, and the Auburn Alumni Assoc. Dr. Warr loved his God, family, horses, AU tigers, golf, traveling, and attending his community sports events. His dedication was always to his patients and the love of being a physician. At the age of 12 his focus was becoming a doctor of General Practice and Surgery. He practiced 38 years in Phenix City, but upon retiring was bored and took on other physician duties at the Russell Co. Correctional Inst., and Brodwyn and Assoc. At the time of death he was still employed by Russell County and Sensational U, Columbus, Ga. He always said “I want to work until I die”.

Other than his parents, Dr. Warr was preceded in death by: Daughter Crissy Warr Vaughan, and sister, Doris Warr Cole. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gillis Warr, Son W.S. (Spud) Warr, Jr. (Jeanette), Son-in law, Duke Vaughan, Step son, Johnny Weaver (Amanda), and daughters, Rhonda Major (Johnny), Julie Bowman, and Kathy Daniel (Joe), 8 Grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, nephew Will Cole (Diane) and step cousin Jerry Tapley.

Visitation for Dr. Warr will be held Nov. 25th at 1:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Phenix City, Al, and a celebration of his life will follow at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the First Baptist Church, 2608 Summerville Rd. Phenix City, AL, 36867, and The Salvation Army at P.O. Box 9143, Columbus, Georgia 31908

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Warr family.


  • Buford S Warr, Father
  • Mary Louise McCloud Warr, Mother
  • Doris Warr Cole, Sister
  • Gloria Warrr, Wife
  • Crissy Warr VaughaN, Daughter
  • Duke Vaughan, Son-in-law
  • Rhonda Major, Daughter
  • Johnny Major, Son-in-law
  • Julie Bowman, Daughter
  • Kathy Daniel, Daughter
  • Joe Daniel, Son-in-law
  • W.S. Spud Warr Jr., Son
  • Jeanette Warr, Daughter-in-law
  • Johnny Weaver, Step Son
  • Amanda Weaver, Step Daughter- in-law
  • Will Cole and Family, Nephew
  • Jerry Tapley, Step Cousin
  • Aubrey Ward, Life Long Friend
  • Dr. Warr also has eight grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and four great grandchildren to cherish his memory.

  • Scott Cole, Active Pallbearer
  • Shane Cole, Active Pallbearer
  • Lowell Phillips, Active Pallbearer
  • Horace Huges, Active Pallbearer
  • Bill Cantrell, Active Pallbearer
  • Larry Harrell, Active Pallbearer
  • Eugene Wilson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lin Blaudoin, Honorary Bearer
  • Roy Ruse, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charles Underwood, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, November 25, 2018
  • A Celebration of Dr. Warr's Life Sunday, November 25, 2018

Dr. William Warr

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Charlie and Janna Schmit

November 27, 2018

Gloria, Our deepest condolences to you and family.
Doc was such a kind soul and will be missed by his family and

Patsy Worthy Baker

November 27, 2018

My family (Floyd and Frances Worthy's children) have many memories of Dr Warr, he was a source of comfort and support to my parents and many of my siblings. He was truly among the Greatest Generation that brought Phenix City through good and bad times. My prayers are with you all.
Patsy Worthy Baker

Tom Corley

November 25, 2018

My first memories of Dr. Warr are from our school days . I was a 9th grader& he was quarterback on the Central high team . He was a hero to me. As an adult I got to know him as a friend. His children are a reflection of his character and the finest legacy a man could have. He will be missed.

Judy Buchanan

November 25, 2018

Dr Warr was not only my grandparents doctor but also my parents and me. He was a great doctor and enjoyed getting to know his patients. My dad was character and they really enjoyed telling each other tall tales. When our dad passed and we arrived at the cemetery we looked up and there was Dr Warr waiting for us. He had no idea how much that small gesture meant to our family. RIP Dr Warr. The Bill Rushing & Buchanan families

Cheryl Wermuth

November 25, 2018

A bright star light is out. His passing has left a hole in my heart and my memories with him and Gloria give me a glad heart. RIP Spud...see ya on the other side friend....Cheryl with a C

Ruth Pillman

November 24, 2018

I remember working at Cobb Hospital and always seeing him in the ER and making his rounds checking on his patients. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for his family and friends. We lost a good Physician. R. I. P. DR. WARR.Will be miss.

Brenda & Lowell Phillips

November 24, 2018

We will always remember your sweet smile and gentle spirit. We will cherish the good times , especially when watching an Auburn football game or traveling on a golfing trip. You will be missed by us and many others. WAR EAGLE!!

Dixie Holt

November 24, 2018

A long time high school class mate and friend. He will certainly be missed.

Robert Maddox

November 24, 2018

Our best and love in this sudden loss of a splendid man.,

PJ Lanter

November 24, 2018


I am so sorry to hear of Spuds passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God's love, peace and comforting arms sustaining you.