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A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuaries Bethany Chapel

710 West Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ

OBITUARY

Raymond E. Warinner

February 3, 1924February 2, 2020
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Raymond E. Warinner 2/3/1924-2/2/2020

Ray was born in Paris, Illinois. He was the 5th Son of 6 boys born to Henry and Claris Warinner. He was preceded in death by his Beautiful Wife Virginia and Brothers Austin, Johnny, Fred, Walter and Lloyd. Having been born during the Depression the Family moved around the Country in search of work. They worked as coal miners, Farm workers and any other employment they could find. Ray often described their life in those days as very similar to the movie "The Grapes of Wrath". They lived in Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Oregon and settled in Arizona in 1930.

Ray's Father had been diagnosed with "Black Lung Disease" from working in the coal mines and was advised to move to a warm and dry climate like Arizona. They lived in canvas tents under some large Tamarack trees near where the present location of the Arizona State Fair Grounds are now located. Ray was 10 years old when his Father passed away in 1934 leaving behind his wife Claris and Ray's Brothers. All the Brothers and Ray worked various jobs to support the Family that was still suffering from the financial results of the Depression. Ray attended school until the sixth grade when he left school to assist in supporting the Family.

Ray worked various jobs which included selling vegetables up and down the streets of Central Phoenix. during that time Ray spotted a LaSalle car parked behind a house. It appeared it had not moved for some time. He inquired about it to the owner and was told it was parked there because the owner could not afford to put gas in it. Ray negotiated a purchase of the vehicle and had one of his older Brothers to drive it home for him as he was to young to drive. He cleaned up the LaSalle and sold it for $50.00 making a huge profit for the times. With that Ray launched a life long career in car and truck sales. He continued this career up until 2012 when he retired at the age of 88. During his time in the car and truck business he owned and operated many used vehicle sales companies including Ray's Auto Sales, Ray and Bob's Auto Sales, Ray and Bob's Truck Salvage and finally Ray and Bob's Truck Sales which is still located at 1903 W. Buckeye Road in downtown Phoenix.

During World War II Ray served in the US Army.

In 1943 he met his life long partner and future wife Virginia through a mutual friend. They were married in 1945 and were married for 67 years until Virginia passed away in 2012. their long and wonderful marriage produced three Son's Rocky the oldest, Gary and Mark the youngest. Mark and Rocky continue Ray's Legacy operating Ray and Bob's Truck Sales. Mark Also owns American Truck Sales and Salvage. During Ray's long career he had many friends and when he was still active in his business there was a constant stream of friends coming to visit him. He was known for his Ray-ism's such as "That guy wouldn't pay a nickel to watch and ant eat a bale of hay" and many others that are best not set to print.

Ray is survived by his sons Rocky (Kim), Gary and Mark (Holly), 8 grandchildren Jennifer (Trent), Ryan, Katherine, Alexandra, Jacque (Scott), Jimmy (GG), Kimberly (Dan), Nick (Pooneh), 8 Great-grandchildren, Shelby, Grace, Abby, Travis, Michael, Brandon, Amanda and Madison, with another Great-grandchild on the way (Jennifer) and 5 Great-great-grandchildren and another grandchild on the way. Ray passed away at home peacefully just minutes before what would have been his 96th Birthday

A visitation will be held on Thursday evening, February 6, 2020 beginning at 5pm to 8pm at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary 710 West Bethany Home Road. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 10:00am at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery 2300 West Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ.

  • FAMILY

  • Virginia Warinner, Spouse (deceased)
  • Rocky Warinner (Kim), Son
  • Gary Warinner, Son
  • Mark Warinner (Holly), Son
  • Raymond also leaves8 grandchildren Jennifer (Trent), Ryan, Katherine, Alexandra, Jacque (Scott), and Jimmy (GG), Kimberly (Dan), and Nick (Pooney). 8 great grandchildren Shelby, Grace, Abby, Travis, Michael, Brandon, Amanda, and Madison. 5 great great grandchildren and another great grandchild on the way.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020

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Dudley Gibson

February 7, 2020

I did not have the privilege of knowing Mr Warriner. I do know that he raised a fine family. I know that he will be missed by all who knew him!

Dudley Gibson

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Biography

Ray was born in Paris, Illinois. He was the 5th Son of 6 boys born to Henry and Claris Warinner. He was preceded in death by his Beautiful Wife Virginia and Brothers Austin, Johnny, Fred, Walter and Lloyd. Having been born during the Depression the Family moved around the Country in search of work. They worked as coal miners, Farm workers and any other employment they could find. Ray often described their life in those days as very similar to the movie "The Grapes of Wrath". They lived in Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Oregon and settled in Arizona in 1930.

Ray's Father had been diagnosed with "Black Lung Disease" from working in the coal mines and was advised to move to a warm and dry climate like Arizona. They lived in canvas tents under some large Tamarack trees near where the present location of the Arizona State Fair Grounds are now located. Ray was 10 years old when his Father passed away in 1934 leaving behind his wife Claris and Ray's Brothers. All the Brothers and Ray worked various jobs to support the Family that was still suffering from the financial results of the Depression. Ray attended school until the sixth grade when he left school to assist in supporting the Family.

Ray worked various jobs which included selling vegetables up and down the streets of Central Phoenix. during that time Ray spotted a LaSalle car parked behind a house. It appeared it had not moved for some time. He inquired about it to the owner and was told it was parked there because the owner could not afford to put gas in it. Ray negotiated a purchase of the vehicle and had one of his older Brothers to drive it home for him as he was to young to drive. He cleaned up the LaSalle and sold it for $50.00 making a huge profit for the times. With that Ray launched a life long career in car and truck sales. He continued this career up until 2012 when he retired at the age of 88. During his time in the car and truck business he owned and operated many used vehicle sales companies including Ray's Auto Sales, Ray and Bob's Auto Sales, Ray and Bob's Truck Salvage and finally Ray and Bob's Truck Sales which is still located at 1903 W. Buckeye Road in downtown Phoenix.

During World War II Ray served in the US Army.

In 1943 he met his life long partner and future wife Virginia through a mutual friend. They were married in 1945 and were married for 67 years until Virginia passed away in 2012. their long and wonderful marriage produced three Son's Rocky the oldest, Gary and Mark the youngest. Mark and Rocky continue Ray's Legacy operating Ray and Bob's Truck Sales. Mark Also owns American Truck Sales and Salvage. During Ray's long career he had many friends and when he was still active in his business there was a constant stream of friends coming to visit him. He was known for his Ray-ism's such as "That guy wouldn't pay a nickel to watch and ant eat a bale of hay" and many others that are best not set to print.

Ray is survived by his sons Rocky (Kim), Gary and Mark (Holly), 8 grandchildren Jennifer (Trent), Ryan, Katherine, Alexandra, Jacque (Scott), Jimmy (GG), Kimberly (Dan), Nick (Pooneh), 8 Great-grandchildren, Shelby, Grace, Abby, Travis, Michael, Brandon, Amanda and Madison, with another Great-grandchild on the way (Jennifer) and 5 Great-great-grandchildren and another grandchild on the way. Ray passed away at home peacefully just minutes before what would have been his 96th Birthday